Sign in to Comment. This study, interestingly, did not confirm the linkage he had reported in We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. You so obviously cannot be gaywas her implication, because this is good sex. What he found was that 33 of those brothers shared matching DNA in the Xq28, a region in the X chromosome. In he published a study looking at a specific enzyme involved in the conversion of androgens steroid hormones that help develop masculine characteristics to estrogens steroid hormones involved in developing feminine characteristics.
Hamer, to his credit, knows his personal bias and recognizes the limitations of his research.
Scientists find the gene that makes men gay — or very open about sex. It’s hard to tell
Most early studies did not do a scale ranking. This story is part of our Sexual Revolutions series on our evolving understanding of sex and gender. Third, the area studied had been very poorly defined anatomically; exactly what researchers were to measure was thus dependent on subjective decisions; especially since the area LeVay studied was about the size of a grain of sand. This is just who I am! The lack of reproducibility in biological studies on homosexuality has been a major hindrance to our understanding of this disorder.
At present we do not know the causes of the disease. Major splits developing in many mainline churches over homosexuality. Finally, I would argue that the Born This Way narrative can actively damage our perceptions of ourselves. They also looked at a genetic analysis of gay brothers in another component of the study. Magnuson, Nan Hu, and Angela M.