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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Traits more likely to be in gay men include-being left handed-being a younger sibling-have hair that whorls in a counter-clockwise direction "BORN THIS WAY?" ______________________________ _____________ A GWA study is currently being done where genetic data from DNA samples of over 1,000 gay men will be tested. "Gay people are born into, and belong to, every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality."-Hillary Rodham Clinton _______ Scientists and researchers have yet to find a specific gene that determines sexuality. However, they have found a genetic linkin a study done with pairs of homosexualbrothers. The study had 40 pairs of brothers.In the study they analyzed the X chromosome using genetic markers. In this study they found that 33 out of 40 of the pairs of brothers had a connected genetic marker on the same region of the X chromosome, known as Xq28. ___"Is there a gay gene?" The argument of how one "gets" their sexuality, especially with gays,had become a question around the early 90's. There are many arguments in there being a specific "gene" that determines ones sexuality.Many religious groups believe that it is a choice.Exodus International,a Christian group states " homosexuals who desire to change can do so. While Dr. Robert Spitzer foundevidence that in supposed conversiontherapy causes some gay people change, but a complete change is uncommon.Sven Bocklandt a geneticist at David Geffen School of Medicine is bewildered by the argumentof people saying its a choice, because many animal species from sheep to fruit flies engage in and demonstrate homosexual activity. _______ ______________________ -
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