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Australian researchers have identified a significant link between a gene involved in testosterone action and male-to-female transsexualism.
DNA analysis from 112 male-to-female transsexual volunteers showed they were more likely to have a longer version of the androgen receptor gene.
The genetic difference may cause weaker testosterone signals, the team reported in Biological Psychiatry.
Originally posted by fatdad
i also think gays \ lesbians or victims of late gender change in the womb.. where the body and mind have developed for different sexes
Originally posted by Benarius
I hope they didn't discover this to find a cure. These are the most beautiful and fun people in the world. I wish society wouldn't make it so hard for them to be accepted.
Originally posted by xmotex
What we now call "transgenders" have existed since the dawn of humanity, and they are treated essentially as a third gender in many traditional societies.
Gender is more fluid than people think, I suspect that there at least three human genders, but perhaps as many as five, as the Bugis people believe..
Similarly, as discussed in the Wikipedia article I linked, multi-gendered species are not uncommon in nature, hence the five-gendered side-blotched_lizard.
I hope they didn't discover this to find a cure.