Though estimates of same-sex experiences vary, a CDC study of U. Reinventing the male homosexual. A smaller portion, 1. Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news. The implication here is A clear genetic link would suggest that gay people are“ if one views homosexuality as a choice that a person has control over, then one can denounce such behavior and the person exhibiting the behavior as wrong or immoral.
But it would be nearly 2 more years to publication, and Sanders acknowledges that at least one journal rejected the work. Many people may find their desires changing direction - and it can't just be explained as experimentation Credit: Ignacio Lehmann.
The view that choice plays a role in homosexuality has also been found in research concerning the etiologic beliefs of lesbians and gay men about their own sexual orientation Whisman, All rights Reserved. Studies comparing identical and fraternal twins suggest there is some heritable component to homosexuality, but no one believes that a single gene or genes can make a person gay.
Public Opinion on the Benefits and Dangers Connected to Discovering the Possible Genetic Origins of Homosexuality As genetic science advances and social policy decisions are made, the general public as well as scientists themselves need an awareness of how genetic explanations for human characteristics can be used to both help and harm individuals and societies.
Gender belief systems: Homosexuality and implicit inversion theory. J Homosex. Despite the associations, the authors say that the genetic similarities still cannot show whether a given individual is gay. Other studies have linked sexual orientation with environmental factors such as hormone exposure before birth and A clear genetic link would suggest that gay people are“ older brothers.
Nevertheless, Hamer and others praise the new contribution to a field that suffers from a dearth of good studies.
Such examples appeared at various points in the interviews as respondents sifted through their ideas and tried to explain their reasoning. Lay understanding of genetics: A test of a hypothesis. Another analysis in the paper, which did not focus on DNA but on familial relationships between , pairs of individuals, suggested that a slightly larger share of the variation in same-sex behavior,