Holding hands beach sexual behavior

Same-Sex Sexual Behavior (Ganna, 2019)

WEEKLY UPDATE: September 6, 2019

STUDY TITLE: Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior

SUMMARY: Identification of novel genetic variants associated with same-sex sexual behavior.

DESCRIPTION:  An estimated 2 to 10% of the human population engages in same-sex sexual behavior. While the full spectrum of factors that determine sexual preferences is unknown, some genetic influences exists. This study performed a genome-wide association analysis on over 490,000 individuals of European ancestry. 5 newly discovered genetic variants were associated with sexual behavior, 2 of which were significant in both sexes. Several of these variants are linked to genes involved in sex-hormone regulation and smell, both of which may factor into sexual attraction.

DID YOU KNOW? Same-sex sexual behavior has become more common, and its acceptance has quadrupled in the past 45 years. [SOURCE]

SAMPLE RESULTS:

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Sexual Behavior
The New York Times Coverage of This Study

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