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Gay scientist quits research after finding saliva test that predicts sexuality

 
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Gay scientist quits research after finding saliva test that predicts sexuality
Gay scientist quits research after finding saliva test that predicts sexuality
Study claims genetic test is 67% accurate when tested on male twins; lead researcher expresses concerns over the ramifications of his findings
FacebookTuck C. Ngun says he worries about the 'potential for misuse' of his research findings09 October 2015by David Hudson
Researchers have revealed details of a saliva test that has enabled them to predict the sexual orientation of sets of male twins with 67% accuracy.
The lead researcher, who is gay, is so concerned about the possible consequences of the research that he has now decided to not pursue it further.
Working at University College Los Angeles’ Center for Gender-Based Biology, postdoctoral scholar Tuck C. Ngun and his colleagues have followed up previous research that found that gay brothers share a sequence of five genetic markers in the region of the X chromosome, reports New Scientist.
Other research has also found that there is an increased chance of women giving birth to a son who grows up to be gay with each subsequent male boy born – rising from a 2% chance for her first boy to a 6% chance for a third male child.
It has been theorized that the male pregnancy may leave behind some sort of marker that affects subsequent pregnancies – most likely leading to the addition or subtraction of methyl groups to specific genes. Methyl is a specific type of hydrocarbon molecule group.
Ngun and colleagues looked at the genetic make-up of 47 pairs of male twins; 37 sets of twins were both gay, while the other ten sets differed in their sexuality. They also analyzed the genes of heterosexual and homosexual volunteers.


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Re: Gay scientist quits research after finding saliva test that predicts sexuality
Jack Black: Gay brother’s death from AIDS was ‘devastating’
The actor and musician has spoken movingly about the death of his brother in 1989 and the lasting impact it's had on his family
Jack Black: Gay brother’s death from AIDS was ‘devastating’YouTube.comJack Black in Goosebumps09 October 2015by David Hudson
Jack Black has spoken movingly about the effect that the death of his older brother had on him.
Black’s brother, Howard died from AIDS-related illness at the age of 31 in 1989.
In an interview to promote his latest movie, Goosebumps, Black said that his brother’s death had left him ‘devastated’.

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Re: Gay scientist quits research after finding saliva test that predicts sexuality
With such a small amount of people, and getting only a little past 50-50. This test means nothing.





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