Sexual Orientation: Genetics


Research into a possible genetic basis for homosexuality has suggested the role of an as yet undiscovered gene localized to the q28 region of the X chromosome. However, this suggestion is controversial for a number of reasons, and the matter is unlikely to be resolved without a considerable amount of additional research.

Keywords: sexual orientation; homosexuality; twins; Xq28


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Bailey, J Michael(Jul 2006) Sexual Orientation: Genetics. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005155]