The genetics of gender and sexuality

The following is an excerpt.

This week Camila Ruz meets Dr Helena Cronin, co-director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, to discuss “sexuality after genetics” – the topic of a debate she will participate in as part of this year’s How The Lights Get In Festival in Hay-On-Wye.

Why are males and females so different? Why would one identical twin be gay while the other is straight? Dr Cronin, who specializes in the genetics of gender and sexuality, also explains why she thinks there are “more Nobels and more dumbbells” among men than among women (it has little to do with our early environment, she says).

Read the full summary and listen to the podcast here: Science Weekly podcast: the genetics of gender and sexuality

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