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Should parents be allowed to choose a child’s sexual orientation through gene editing?

Where do our sexual preferences come from? Most of us don’t stop to ponder, simply because there’s no need to ...
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‘Wholly unethical’: Gay conversion therapy does not work

The World Psychiatric Association has declared that conversion therapy is “wholly unethical.” Yet despite the legal bans, the retractions, the ...
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Viewpoint: Study’s inability to find a ‘gay gene’ provides affirmation for LGBTQ community

As a scientist, I am fascinated by the new international study that found thousands of genetic variants associated with same-sex sexual behavior, ...
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No ‘gay gene’: Massive study finds no specific genetic predictors for sexual behavior, preferences

The once-prevailing concept of a “gay gene” dictating sexual orientation has been put to rest in a powerhouse study ...
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3 ‘biomarkers’ linked to male sexual orientation in study

The search for the “gay gene” is rooted in a fraught question: Does homosexuality have a biological basis? The reasons ...
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‘There is no gay gene’: But study suggests genetics may play role in choosing same sex partner

In a large study of more than 490,000 men and women in the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden, researchers ...