Study Shuns The Idea Of A ‘Gay Gene’

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A breakthrough study into the understanding of homosexuality sheds light on the impossibility of a single ‘gay gene’. The research done by a team of scientists from Harvard and Cambridge and published in the journal Science suggests that same-sex sexual behavior is not determined by a single gene, but a combination of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors.

This genome-wide analyses performed on half a million individuals from the UK and US reveals that only five loci (individual bits of genetic code) were linked to same-sex sexuality, thereby serving as a meaningless predictor in the identification of sexual behavior.

Although the study does not tell us a lot about the exact biological factors playing a role in same-sex sexual behavior, it is a step ahead for the advancement of research in this area of study.

A sociologist from the University of Oxford, Mills, in an interview, said that this study serves as further evidence in the misinformation of the previous claims of the presence of a ‘gay gene’ on the X-chromosome.
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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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