Linkage between sexual orientation and chromosome Xq28 in males but not in females

  title={Linkage between sexual orientation and chromosome Xq28 in males but not in females},
  author={S. Hu and Angela M. L. Pattatucci and C. Patterson and L. Li and David W. Fulker and S. Cherny and L. Kruglyak and Dean H. Hamer},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  • S. Hu, Angela M. L. Pattatucci, +5 authors Dean H. Hamer
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Genetics
  • We have extended our analysis of the role of the long arm of the X chromosome (Xq28) in sexual orientation by DNA linkage analyses of two newly ascertained series of families that contained either two gay brothers or two lesbian sisters as well as heterosexual siblings. Linkage between the Xq28 markers and sexual orientation was detected for the gay male families but not for the lesbian families or for families that failed to meet defined inclusion criteria for the study of sex–linked sexual… CONTINUE READING
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