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Since this seems to come up every couple weeks anyways for the last 2 years, this will be a thread for those that want to reference evidence involving sexuality, attraction, etc in a scientific way.

Evidence for homosexuality gene, it took me more time to number these than it did to find them. And those of you that are too lazy to find these resources on your own may thank me now. This is just 15 of the 264 published scientific papers I found on the subject :


R Pool
Science 16 July 1993 261: 291-292 [DOI: 10.1126/science.8332894] (in Articles)

Evidence for homosexuality gene R Pool Evidence for homosexuality gene. | Comment | News | 0 Genetic...RESEARCH NEWS Evidence for Homosexuality Gene A genetic analysis of 40 pairs......


Twin study links genes to homosexuality
C Holden
Science 3 January 1992 255: 33 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1553528] (in Articles)

......articles Twin study links genes to homosexuality C Holden Twin study links genes to homosexuality. | News | Comparative Study | Homosexuality | Humans | Male | Nuclear Family......


Title: Evidence for a biological influence in male homosexuality
Author: LeVay,-Simon
Add.Author / Editor: Hamer,-Dean-H
Citation: Scientific American v 270 May 1994. p. 44-9
Year: 1994
Abstract: It is unlikely that any single factor can explain a trait as complex and variable as sexual orientation, but laboratory studies indicate that genes and brain development play a significant role. A brain cell group called the third interstitial nucleus of the anterior hypothalamus has been found to vary in size with gender and with sexual orientation. Family studies have found that the brothers of homosexual men, especially twin brothers, are more likely than men without gay brothers to be gay themselves. Gay brothers are also more likely than others to share matching genes in an X chromosome region called Xq28. People should bear in mind, however, that other claimed discoveries of genes related to personality traits have proved controversial. Furthermore, no specific homosexuality gene has been isolated, nor have investigators determined how such a gene might function.


2: Savolainen V, Lehmann L. Related Articles, Links
Evolutionary biology: genetics and bisexuality.
Nature. 2007 Jan 11;445(7124):158-9. No abstract available.
PMID: 17215833 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


1: Proc Biol Sci. 2006 Dec 22;273(1605):3031-8. Links
Genetic models of homosexuality: generating testable predictions.Gavrilets S, Rice WR.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA. gavrila@tiem.utk.edu

Homosexuality is a common occurrence in humans and other species, yet its genetic and evolutionary basis is poorly understood. Here, we formulate and study a series of simple mathematical models for the purpose of predicting empirical patterns that can be used to determine the form of selection that leads to polymorphism of genes influencing homosexuality. Specifically, we develop theory to make contrasting predictions about the genetic


Resource: Expanded Academic ASAP (Thomson Gale)
Title: Human sexual orientation has a heritable component.
Author: Pillard, Richard C.
Add.Author / Editor: Bailey, J. Michael
Citation: Human Biology 0018-7143 April 1998, v70, n2, p347(19)
Year: 1998
Subject: Sexual orientation Genetic aspects
Heredity Influence
Homosexuality Genetic aspects
characteristics of genes influencing homosexuality including: (i) chromosomal location, (ii) dominance among segregating alleles and (iii) effect sizes that distinguish between the two major models for their polymorphism: the overdominance and sexual antagonism models. We conclude that the measurement of the genetic characteristics of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) found in genomic screens for genes influencing homosexuality can be highly informative in resolving the form of natural selection maintaining their polymorphism.

PMID: 17015344 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Title: Is homosexuality genetic? A critical review and some suggestions.: (Sex, Cells, and Same-Sex Desire: The Biology of Sexual Preference, part 1)
Author: McGuire, Terry R.
Citation: Journal of Homosexuality 0091-8369 Jan-Feb 1995, v28, n1-2, p115(31)
Year: 1995
Subject: Homosexuality Genetic aspects
Sexual orientation Genetic aspects
Genetics Models


Resource: Expanded Academic ASAP (Thomson Gale)
Title: Gay genetics.: (Upfront)(Brief Article)
Citation: New Scientist 0262-4079 Oct 16, 2004, v184 i2469, p5(1)
Year: 2004
Subject: University of Padua_Research
University of Padua_Surveys
Surveys Reports
Homosexuality Research
Genetic research
United States


Yamamoto D. Related Articles, Links
[Genetic approach to the identification of neural circuitry that determines male sexual orientation]
Tanpakus**tsu Kakusan Koso. 2006 May;51(5):446-51. Review. Japanese. No abstract available.
PMID: 16686347 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


: Rahman Q. Related Articles, Links
The neurodevelopment of human sexual orientation.
Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2005;29(7):1057-66. Epub 2005 Apr 25. Review.
PMID: 16143171 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Title: A linkage between DNA markers on the X chromosome and male sexual orientation
Citation: Science v 261 July 16 1993. p. 321-7
Year: 1993
Abstract: Pedigree analysis of the families of 76 homosexual men and DNA linkage studies of families that included 2 homosexual brothers were used to investigate the role of genetics in male sexual orientation. The data point to a statistically significant correlation between the inheritance of genetic markers on chromosomal region Xq28, the subtelomeric region of the long arm of the sex chromosome, and sexual orientation in a selected group of homosexual males. A statistical confidence level of more than 99 percent can be established for the effect of genetic influences on at least one subtype of male sexual orientation. .
Subject: Sex-chromosomes


Title: Evidence for maternally inherited factors favouring male homosexuality and promoting female fecundity
Author: Camperio-Ciani,-Andrea [Author,-Reprint-Author]
Corna,-Francesca [Author]
Capiluppi,-Claudio [Author]
Citation: Proceedings-of-the-Royal-Society-Biological-Sciences-Series-B. 2004; 271(1554): 2217-2221
Year: 2004
Abstract: The Darwinian paradox of male homosexuality in humans is examined, i.e. if male homosexuality has a genetic component and homosexuals reproduce less than heterosexuals, then why is this trait maintained in the population? In a sample of 98 homosexual and 100 heterosexual men and their relatives (a total of over 4600 individuals), we found that female maternal relatives of homosexuals have higher fecundity than female maternal relatives of heterosexuals and that this difference is not found in female paternal relatives. The study confirms previous reports, in particular that homosexuals have more maternal than paternal male homosexual relatives, that homosexual males are more often later-born than first-born and that they have more older brothers than older sisters. We discuss the findings and their implications for current research on male homosexuality.

Title: Between you and your genes.: (links between personality traits and human genetics)(Brief Article)
Author: Adams, Bob
Citation: The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine) 0001-8996 March 27, 2001, p19
Year: 2001
Subject: Homosexuality Genetic aspects
Personality Genetic aspects
Genetic research Analysis
United States
ISSN: 0001-8996


Title: Genetics and bisexuality.
Author: Savolainen, Vincent
Add.Author / Editor: Lehmann, Laurent
Citation: Nature 0028-0836 Jan 11, 2007, v445 i7124, p158(2)
Year: 2007
Abstract: A population-genetic analysis proves as to why a gene predisposing an individual to homosexual behavior would spread in a population, thus predicting its widespread occurrence in humans and other reproducing species. Overdominance, sexually antagonistic selection and kin altruism are the three main mechanics in which a variety of genes controlling homosexuality could be maintained in a population.
Subject: Homosexuality Genetic aspects
Homosexuality Research
Population genetics Research
United States


Resource: ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
Title: Reproductive and sexual behavioral problems in dogs
Author: Petra A. Mertens
Citation: Theriogenology August 2006: (Volume 66, Issue 3) p. 606
Year: 2006
ISSN: 0093691X
Type: journal
External: http://0-www.sciencedirect.com.unist...ob=GatewayURL& _method=citationSearch& _urlVersion=4& _origin=EXLIBMETA& _version=1& _uoikey=B6TCM-4JYKMM4-1& md5=958eebe146668a4c4b93643324eaab1e


Title: Gay genetics.: (Upfront)(Brief Article)
Citation: New Scientist 0262-4079 Oct 16, 2004, v184 i2469, p5(1)
Year: 2004
Subject: University of Padua_Research
University of Padua_Surveys
Surveys Reports
Homosexuality Research
Genetic research


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