- A major study has proven that the s
exual orientation of a person cannot be predicated by merely looking at his genetic data
- Researchers believe that there are many other factors that might affect gender or s
ame-s ex attraction such as social and environmental influences
- They have also disapproved previous assumption about the existence of single ‘gay genes’ in homos
A new major study argued about the existence of single “gay genes” among homos
It emphasizes not only relying on a single gene but many. Researchers have also mentioned other factors that possibly affect drive for same-gender attraction other than analyzing complex g
“Across human societies and in both s
exes, some 2% to 10% of individuals report engaging in s ex with same-s ex partners, either exclusively or in addition to s ex with opposite-s ex partners,” wrote the authors in their study.
Researchers have conducted analysis among nearly half a million participants which was funded by the National Institutes of H
ealth and other agencies.
After analyzing the data from the participants, they found differences in the genetic details among homos
Instead, a person’s attraction to someone with the same gender must come from the complex combination of genetic and environmental influences, which is also similar to most of the human traits.
“I hope that the science can be used to educate people a little bit more about how natural and normal same-s
ex behavior is,” said Benjamin Neale, a gen eticist at the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard and one of the lead researchers on the international team.
“It’s written into our genes and it’s part of our environment. This is part of our species and it’s part of who we are,” he added.