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Response to Comment on “Large-Scale GWAS Reveals Insights into the Genetic Architecture of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior”

Citation

Ganna, Andrea; Verweij, Karin J. H.; Nivard, Michel G.; Maier, Robert; Wedow, Robbee; Busch, Alexander S.; Abdellaoui, Abdel; Guo, Shengru; Sathirapongsasuti, J. Fah; & 23andMe Research Team,, et al. (2021). Response to Comment on "Large-Scale GWAS Reveals Insights into the Genetic Architecture of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior". Science, 371(6536), eaba5693.

Abstract

Hamer et al argue that the variable "ever versus never had a same-sex partner" does not capture the complexity of human sexuality. We agree and said so in our paper. But Hamer et al neglect to mention that we also reported follow-up analyses showing substantial overlap of the genetic influences on our main variable and on more nuanced measures of sexual behavior, attraction, and identity.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aba5693

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Response

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

Science

Author(s)

Ganna, Andrea
Verweij, Karin J. H.
Nivard, Michel G.
Maier, Robert
Wedow, Robbee
Busch, Alexander S.
Abdellaoui, Abdel
Guo, Shengru
Sathirapongsasuti, J. Fah
23andMe Research Team,
Lichtenstein, Paul
Lundström, Sebastian
Långström, Niklas
Auton, Adam
Harris, Kathleen Mullan
Beecham, Gary W.
Martin, Eden R.
Sanders, Alan R.
Perry, John R. B.
Neale, Benjamin M.
Zietsch, Brendan P.