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Many Genes, Not Just One, Influence Sexual Preference

A new study suggests there is no ‘gay gene’

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Your genes alone can’t predict whether you’ll choose a same sex-partner, but they do play a role.

That’s the conclusion of a major study published today in Science that looked at data from more than 470,000 people, including 23andMe customers and individuals in the U.K…




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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.

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