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Ga y genetics research still provokes irrational responses

Why does a ‘ga y gene' paper still cause a stir? A similar paper on any other topic would probably have passed unnoticed. But this is s ex research – where public interest is huge but 'real funds and real science are very scarce', writes [b]Prof Tim Spector, Department of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College[/b], in [s]The Conversation[/s].

He was reacting to a study of ga y men in the US by [b]Prof Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern University[/b], reported in [s]The Guardian[/s], which found fresh evidence that male s exu al orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 g ay men and found that genes on at least two chromosomes affected whether a man was ga y or straight.
[link url=http://theconversation.com/gay-genetics-research-still-causes-irrational-fears-23284?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%2018%20February%202014&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%2018%20February%202014+CID_149696ae39e2148f47c5826f33c0a5c3&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Gay%20genetics%20research%20still%20causes%20irrational%20fears]Full report in The Conversation[/link]
[link url=http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/14/genes-influence-male-s%20exual-orientation-study]Full report in The Guardian[/link]

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