And it helps clarify where the priorities of LGBTQ people should be in fighting for civil rights in the political and legal arenas. Such fears are understandable. And while it does conclude that genetics play a role in same-sex attraction, it also concludes that environmental and social factors play a large role as well. Some are indeed already bellowing about it. While religious extremists are all too happy to ignore science when it counters their beliefs climate change being a good example they are happy to cherry-pick data in harmful ways.
Biology and sexual orientation
Biology and sexual orientation - Wikipedia
No ‘gay gene’: Massive study homes in on genetic basis of human sexuality
A new study suggests many genes, each with small effects, may play a role in same-sex sexual behavior. People who have had same-sex partners are more likely to have one or more of certain DNA markers, according to the largest ever search for genes linked to sexual orientation. Even all the markers taken together, however, cannot predict whether a person is gay, bisexual, or straight. Instead, hundreds or thousands of genes, each with small effects, apparently influence sexual behavior. The paper, published today in Science , builds on results presented by the same team at a meeting.
Bill Sullivan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. In the U. Despite these numbers, many people still consider homosexual behavior to be an anomalous choice.