homosexuality
Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned
Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned
Jef Akst | Dec 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. 
Zika Transmitted via Anal Sex
Zika Transmitted via Anal Sex
Tanya Lewis | Apr 15, 2016
The virus can be transmitted by unprotected anal sex between men, according to a CDC report.
Epigenetic Marks Tied to Homosexuality
Epigenetic Marks Tied to Homosexuality
Kerry Grens | Oct 8, 2015
In a small study of male twins, nine methylation sites helped researchers predict a person’s sexual orientation.
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Bob Grant | Nov 19, 2014
The largest study yet of the genetic roots of homosexuality links sexual preference in men to two regions of the genome.
Contributors
Contributors
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the July 2014 issue of The Scientist
Going Beyond the Lab
Going Beyond the Lab
Dean Hamer | Jul 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.
To Study Unfettered
To Study Unfettered
Michael Bailey | Jul 1, 2014
Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.
Carnal Knowledge
Carnal Knowledge
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex is an inherently fascinating aspect of life. As researchers learn more and more about it, surprises regularly emerge.
Searching for Gay Genes
Searching for Gay Genes
Dean Hamer | Jul 1, 2014
Watch NIH researcher and Critic at Large Dean Hamer describe the nuances of his research into the genetics of sexual orientation.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Kate Yandell, Beth Marie Mole | Jan 15, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research