Dean Hamer was born in Montclair, N. As a means to reduce the latent pools of virus responsible for viral persistence, they discovered novel chemical agent to induce integrated virus,   and molecularly-engineered immunotoxins to destroy the infected cells. But it would be nearly 2 more years to publication, and Sanders acknowledges that at least one journal rejected the work. It is six years since Dr Dean Hamer, a US Aids researcher, became a worldwide celebrity after publishing evidence that gay men carried an identical segment of the X chromosome, known as Xq By Jeffrey Mervis Feb. High blood pressure treatment could stall dementia Jan.
Risch collaborated on a study that found no linkage at that region and says that more recent evidence casts further doubt.
No tears for passing of the Gay gene
As a means to reduce the latent pools of virus responsible for viral persistence, they discovered novel chemical agent to induce integrated virus,   and molecularly-engineered immunotoxins to destroy the infected cells. Hamer, who recently wrote an opinion piece in The Scientist about the responsibilities of researchers who study sexual orientation, only studied 38 pairs of brothers in his study, but he told New Scientist that he sees the new paper as confirmation of his work. In the s Hamer began studies on the genetics of human behaviorwhich led to the first molecular evidence for genes that influence human sexual orientation. A linkage study identifies only broad regions containing dozens or even hundreds of genes, whereas GWA studies often allow the association of a specific gene with a certain trait in the population. A genetic analysis of gay siblings supports the idea that genes on the X chromosome contribute to male homosexuality. InHamer, then at the U. By genetically engineering normal vaginal bacteria to produce a potent anti-HIV peptide, significant protection against viral infection was provided in a durable and obtainable fashion for up to one month.
We deserve human rights because we are human beings, not because we sleep with the same sex. The finding made some evolutionary sense. Academic Press, New York, N. News that the ground-breaking 'discovery' of a gay gene has been disproved has been greeted with joy from Soho to Canal Street in Manchester and Edinburgh's 'Pink Triangle'. Fights broke out at book signings in New York and London and fashionable dinner parties were ruined as well-groomed guests fell out. Geneticist Dean Hamer, scientist emeritus at the National Institutes of Health, published a study in that proposed that Xq28, a region of the X chromosome, might play a role in determining whether a man was gay.