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Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned

By Jef Akst | December 7, 2017

A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 

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Zika Transmitted via Anal Sex

By Tanya Lewis | April 15, 2016

The virus can be transmitted by unprotected anal sex between men, according to a CDC report.

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Epigenetic Marks Tied to Homosexuality

By Kerry Grens | October 8, 2015

In a small study of male twins, nine methylation sites helped researchers predict a person’s sexual orientation.

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Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”

By Bob Grant | November 19, 2014

The largest study yet of the genetic roots of homosexuality links sexual preference in men to two regions of the genome.

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Carnal Knowledge

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2014

Sex is an inherently fascinating aspect of life. As researchers learn more and more about it, surprises regularly emerge.

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Contributors

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | July 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the July 2014 issue of The Scientist

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Going Beyond the Lab

By Dean Hamer | July 1, 2014

Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.

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Searching for Gay Genes

By Dean Hamer | July 1, 2014

Watch NIH researcher and Critic at Large Dean Hamer describe the nuances of his research into the genetics of sexual orientation.

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To Study Unfettered

By Michael Bailey | July 1, 2014

Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.

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Behavior Brief

By Kate Yandell and Beth Marie Mole | January 15, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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