Sexual preference chemical found in mice

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    Mar 24, 2011 8:14 PM GMT

    Sexual preference chemical found in mice


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    The researchers say it is the first time that a neurotransmitter has been shown to play a role in sexual preference in mammals.

    Experts have warned about the dangers of drawing conclusions about human sexuality.
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    Sexual behaviour in mice is thought to be driven by their sense of smell.

    Professor Keith Kendrick, a neuroscientist at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, said: "In terms of having potential relevance to understanding human sexual preference/orientation, we are of course far less influenced by odour cues in this context than mice are.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12825688
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    Mar 24, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    Im glad that the negative stereotypes of being gay aren't enough to prove that sometimes being gay isn't a choice. Like, I'm gay so i can search for gay bashers to kill me, its fun.....