Sunday, October 19, 2003

Sexual Identity and Genetics.

This is a story about recent UCLA findings published in Molecular Brain Research. When the research begins to stack up against them, what will the folks that believe this is a choice say then? I have never doubted that genetics played the biggest role in sexual identity, but it is nice to see more research that begins to prove it.

Reuters: Sexual Identity Hard-Wired by Genetics:

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sexual identity is wired into the genes, which discounts the concept that homosexuality and transgender sexuality are a choice, California researchers reported on Monday.

"'Our findings may help answer an important question -- why do we feel male or female?' Dr. Eric Vilain, a genetics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, said in a statement. 'Sexual identity is rooted in every person's biology before birth and springs from a variation in our individual genome.'"

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