Multiple new genes linked to same-sex sexual behavior - STAT - male sexual identity and the individual genome


New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study male sexual identity and the individual genome

Author summary Like humans, all sexually reproducing organisms require gametes to reproduce. Gametes are made by specialized cells called germ cells, which must have the correct sexual identity information to properly make sperm or eggs. In fruit flies, germ cell sexual identity is controlled by the RNA-binding protein Sxl, which is expressed only in females.Cited by: 1.

Dec 07, 2017 · Family and twin studies suggest that genes play a role in male sexual orientation. We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of male sexual orientation on a primarily European ancestry Cited by: 7.

The research "provides the clearest glimpse yet into the genetic underpinnings of same-sex sexual behavior," said co-author Benjamin Neale, a psychiatric geneticist at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "We also found that it's effectively impossible to predict an individual's sexual behavior from their genome.

Aug 29, 2019 · The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome.