Is there genetic basis for why some people are transgender?

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Why are girls born as girls, and boys as boys? What about an individual who is biologically female but feels or sees oneself as male, or [vice versa]?

Dr. Qazi Rahman…revealed that science still can’t give a complete answer to those questions. [T]he scientist [said:] “We know much more about how nature shapes sexual orientation, and my view of the science is that nurture does very little, if any, shaping of sexual orientation. We know next to nothing about how people come to feel transgender.”

[In 2015], a group of scientists had reportedly come up with a genetic test that’s able to predict for homosexuality up to a 67% accuracy rate…At the moment no ‘transgender’ gene has been found.


Rahman suggested that researchers should look into the crossover between physiological and psychological factors.

“In some deeper sense, showing brain differences, or finding genetic differences, would not at all be surprising. The big question is how these biological influences shape the felt sense of gender identity,” Rahman said.

Read full, original post: Scientists are still trying to find answer to why some people are transgender

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