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"Gay Gene?" (fwd)

Robert Preston rapr at MED.PITT.EDU
Wed Apr 20 09:15:32 EST 1994

> From: palmerbh at sage.cc.purdue.edu (The Dark One)
> Subject: "Gay Gene?"
> genetic research.  I have heard that there are theories of a gene
> which influences if a person will develop homosexual or heterosexual
> tendancies.  If any of you geneticists or anybody in the groups I'm
> cross-posting to have any information, please e-mail me.  Yor input

There is a discussion of putative linkage between male sexual preference
and an X chromosome locus (Dean Hamer, et al., Science 261:321-327 1993)
in the May 1994 Scientific American.  I think the odds for linkage are
not compelling, yet.  Beware the challenging debate by Byne, however,
it's stuffed with fallacious logic.

Robert Preston
rapr at med.pitt.edu

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