posted on May, 6 2014 @ 03:17 PM
a reply to: goldenalien
they are not sure about gay women,just that womens sexuality is more fluid, hopefully they will do
another study on the women... www.huffingtonpost.com...
The theory holds that the same genetic factors that induce gayness in males also promote fecundity (high reproductive success) in those males' female
maternal relatives. Through this trade-off, the maternal relatives' "gay man genes," though they aren't expressed as such, tend to get passed to
future generations in spite of their tendency to make their male inheritors gay.
While no one knows which genes, exactly, these might be, at least one of them appears to be located on the X chromosome, according to genetic modeling
by Camperio Ciani and his colleagues. Males inherit only one X chromosome — the one from their mother — and if it includes the gene that promotes
gayness in males and fecundity in females, he is likely to be gay while his mom and her female relatives are likely to have lots of kids. If a
daughter inherits that same X-linked gene, she herself may not be gay, but she can pass it on to her sons. [Why Are There Gay Women?]
The new study will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
edit on 6-5-2014 by research100 because: added the source