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How do genes influence our sexuality? The question has long been fraught with controversy. An ambitious new study — the largest ever to analyze the genetics of same-sex sexual behavior — found that genetics does play a role, responsible for perhaps a third of the influence on whether someone has same-sex sex.
A new study that analyzed the DNA of nearly half a million people has found that, while genetic differences play a significant role in sexual behavior, there is no single gene responsible. Instead, the results published Thursday in the journal Science hint at the complex blend of factors that influence human sexuality, including society and the environment. Though estimates of same-sex experiences vary, a CDC study of U.
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California is seen as one of the most liberal states in the U. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in the state since Discrimination protections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity or expression were adopted statewide since
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The Pride parade in Brighton, UK. The findings, which are published on 29 August in Science and based on the genomes of nearlypeople, shore up the results of earlier, smaller studies and confirm the suspicions of many scientists: while sexual preferences have a genetic component, no single gene has a large effect on sexual behaviours. But she cautions that the results may not be representative of the overall population — a limitation that the study authors acknowledge.