Study: DNA test can predict whether you are gay

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    Oct 12, 2015 4:32 AM GMT

    Another, scientific study, that the right wing nuts will want to kill or discredit icon_rolleyes.gif



    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/10/11/study-dna-test-can-predict-whether-you-gay/73776068/


    UCLA scientists think they've developed the first test that can accurately predict whether a man is gay based on his DNA, and all it takes is a swab of saliva, reports New Scientist

    Gay or straight? Saliva test can predict male sexual orientation
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28307-gay-or-straight-saliva-test-can-predict-male-sexual-orientation/

    Gay or straight? A saliva test can predict the answer, and get it right 67 per cent of the time – for male identical twins at least.

    The test, which uses clues from tiny modifications to a person’s genome, is the first that claims to detect sexual orientation. Many scientists have expressed caution over the results, while concerns over potential misuse of the test have led the study’s lead researcher to quit the project entirely.

    “The scientific benefit to understanding [why people vary in sexual orientation] is obvious to anyone with an iota of curiosity,” says Michael Bailey at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. “The predictive test needs replication on larger samples in order to know how good it is, but in theory it’s quite interesting.”

    Over the last two decades, several studies have suggested that sexual orientation is, in part, down to our genes. Perhaps the biggest splash was made in 1993 by Dean Hamer’s team at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, when they found that gay brothers tended to share a sequence of five genetic markers in a region of the X chromosome. The same region has been implicated in other studies of sexual orientation since, although researchers haven’t been able to single out “gay genes”.


  • Apparition

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    Oct 12, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
    Is the swab a hot lab guys dick? That would work almost 100% of the time.
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    Oct 12, 2015 7:38 AM GMT
    I think 99% of us already know, and don't need a test.
  • Buddha

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    Oct 12, 2015 12:14 PM GMT
    Abortions a'hoy!
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    Oct 12, 2015 2:05 PM GMT
    Buddha saidAbortions a'hoy!

    And gene change treatments after birth.
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    Oct 12, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Buddha saidAbortions a'hoy!

    And gene change treatments after birth.


    Which means some of us could guarantee a gay kid.
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    Oct 12, 2015 6:01 PM GMT
    ELNathB said
    Another, scientific study, that the right wing nuts will want to kill or discredit icon_rolleyes.gif



    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/10/11/study-dna-test-can-predict-whether-you-gay/73776068/


    UCLA scientists think they've developed the first test that can accurately predict whether a man is gay based on his DNA, and all it takes is a swab of saliva, reports New Scientist

    Gay or straight? Saliva test can predict male sexual orientation
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28307-gay-or-straight-saliva-test-can-predict-male-sexual-orientation/

    Gay or straight? A saliva test can predict the answer, and get it right 67 per cent of the time – for male identical twins at least.

    The test, which uses clues from tiny modifications to a person’s genome, is the first that claims to detect sexual orientation. Many scientists have expressed caution over the results, while concerns over potential misuse of the test have led the study’s lead researcher to quit the project entirely.

    “The scientific benefit to understanding [why people vary in sexual orientation] is obvious to anyone with an iota of curiosity,” says Michael Bailey at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. “The predictive test needs replication on larger samples in order to know how good it is, but in theory it’s quite interesting.”

    Over the last two decades, several studies have suggested that sexual orientation is, in part, down to our genes. Perhaps the biggest splash was made in 1993 by Dean Hamer’s team at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, when they found that gay brothers tended to share a sequence of five genetic markers in a region of the X chromosome. The same region has been implicated in other studies of sexual orientation since, although researchers haven’t been able to single out “gay genes”.


    Sexual expression is so fluid I doubt there is a gene for it. But if there was, all of the right-wing folk would LOVE it so they could immediately identify and find a way to influence the life of these people. The "closet" would disappear...and "gays" would be as easy to discriminate against as other socially less desirable groups in the US.
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    Oct 14, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    How ironic, this would force the right wingers to head for the abortion clinics to flush their gay babies. Oh, I mean sell gay baby parts now.
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    Oct 14, 2015 2:22 AM GMT
    I wonder how this will impact views on abortion and if we'd see an uptick in adoption.
  • Kazachok

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    Oct 19, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    Here come the abortions...