He analysedregions in the genomes of the twins and looked for methylation marks—chemical Post-It notes The new study is about 10 times larger than any previous effort. Others quickly followed suit. In a preliminary conference report, the researchers suggested that the variants are associated with heterosexuals having more sexual partners than usual, and that heterosexual men with some of the variants are more attractive than those without. The university wants to learn what ties its faculty members had to He Jiankui, the researcher who created gene-edited humans. We hope you understand, and consider subscribing for unlimited online access.
Scientists have begun using this mass of data to successfully probe the genetic basis of a surprising range of behaviors, from smoking to insomniaintelligencemarijuana useand even time spent watching television.
The life of the gay gene: from hypothetical genetic marker to social reality.
Major strikes are planned across Israel this Sunday July 22 to protest a new law that essentially excludes LGBT couples from state-supported surrogate pregnancies. Collapsing ice cliffs may not contribute to sea level rise. Middle school teachers receive STEM grant funds. One mystery the discovery may help solve is how genetic variants associated with having same-sex partners could persist across generations. More than 26 million people have taken an at-home ancestry test.
DNA reveals early mating between Asian herders and European farmers. The hunt for sexual orientation genes—which wades into the polarizing question of whether people are born gay or become so—is part of a boom in genomics research that aims to unveil how genes shape behavior, not just diseases. Pills equipped with tiny needles can inject a body from the inside. Meanwhile, the mood at the conference has been decidedly less complimentarywith several geneticists criticizing the methods presented in the talk, the validity of the results, and the coverage in the press. Ganna did not discuss those possibilities from the podium. Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.