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Scientists Discover Genes That Could Be Responsible For Gender Identity

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Scientists believe they have identified genetic variants that may play a role in gender identity, giving backing to gender dysphoria having a physical basis.

This is the first time a panel of genes, including DNA, involved in the development of nerve cells and the manufacture of sex hormones, that could help explain why someone might experience their gender as different from what they were assigned at birth has been discovered, The Times reports.

“It lends legitimacy, if that needs to be added, that transgender is not a choice but a way of being,” said geneticist Ricki Lewis. “I think people will be excited by this.”

By Jeff Taylor – Full Story at LGBTQ Nation

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