Mouse Homosexuality Linked to Genes

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    The peer-reviewed article can be found here.

    While any researcher can tell you that mouse studies never directly apply to humans, this does prove that homosexuality can be induced by genetic manipulation of mammals.



    To think, a simple genetic deletion can cause homosexuality in mice...fascinating.
     
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    So what your saying is that the mice are genetically deficient?

    Is this supposed to make the homosexual community happy?
     
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    If we genetically engineer them to be, yes.

    It puts another nail into the "homosexuality is a choice" coffin that Abrahamic religions love to push.

    From a purely scientific standpoint, it is amazing that sexuality can be directly, and dramatically, controlled by standard genetic engineering techniques.
     
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    fascinating work. look forward to reading the paper
     
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    Not so amazing really. I never doubted most human behaviors are Genetically related.
     
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    It might make people feel better to lie to themselves and others and pretend as if they have no choice over what they do in life. But no one will ever truly be free until they can stop lying about it and take responsibility for their choices.
     
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    You can go on choosing your skin color, your family, your hometown, and your orientation, then.

    I'll watch in bemused wonder.
     
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    Are you a man or a mouse?
     

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