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Female Mice Can Be Go Lesbian By Deleting Gene

Hits: 23239 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Science | Added by: Matwix_2004
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Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:55:46 AM
Maps - Yes, you are right, I was being a little flippant with the word proves, but genetically we are fairly close to mice, which is why they are often tested on before whatever it is is released to the public. But I meant that if there is a gene in mice that makes them straight or gay, then there is a good chance there is one in humans, and all animals. Just because I didn't explicitly state it doesn't mean it wasn't intended in the argument I was making.

Maps
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 51 Posts
Sunday, August 15, 2010 6:44:17 AM
It doesn't "prove" anything, Matwix. Only someone completely unfamiliar with genetics, psychology, and neuroscience would take a five paragraph long article obviously written for an audience of laymen, and with the disclaimer "While oestrogen masculinises the brain in mice, it does not have the same effect on humans", and have the arrogance to use the word "proves" so flippantly. In all likelihood homosexuality is influenced by both genetics and environment.

Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Monday, July 19, 2010 2:27:21 AM
mischeif954 - they say that being gay is a choice. This proves that it's genetic.

mischeif954
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 403 Posts
Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:59:56 AM
Whats the link between this and anti-gay protesters?

malikymoo
Female, 18-29, Europe
 2039 Posts
Thursday, July 15, 2010 5:33:11 AM
'it may be "very difficult" to find willing volunteers for humans' no poo.

defiythelie
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 232 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:39:20 PM
SuperSmash
You obviously do not under stand how science works. First a scientist creates a hypothesis, and then sets up experiments to see if that hypothesis is correct. If sciencetist did not do this all they would be doing is randomly messing with stuff to see what the result would be, and that would not get us very far. This is how every experiment is played out, and just because a scientist goes into an experiment with an educated guess as to the out come does not corrupt the data or out come unless its some crooked unknown scientist doing it. In every other case every thing is peer reviewed and checked again and again by many others.

moefreak
Female, 18-29, Europe
 1969 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:38:12 PM
Very interesting. Obviously not directly applicable to humans, but quite suggestive.

And no, supersmash. As a few others have said, you always start out an experiment by formulating a hypothesis. You don't just start randomly trying things to see if anything comes out of it.

green_batman
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 730 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:41:57 PM
SuperSmash: The results of any trial of this sort should be questioned until they are tested and retested extensively. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find grant money to redo an experiment as extra support for it, so it is uncommon for it to happen.

However, pursuing a hypothesis does not automatically make the results biased. If you ever did a science fair project in grade school, you probably remember stating a hypothesis and then seeing whether or not it was supported. While some people may fudge their data for some petty reason, good scientists don't and can't because they are peer reviewed.

Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:15:03 PM
SuperSmash - if they're activly seeking a result, it doesn't mean that they are activly seeking for a sepcific result, which would bring the results into question. They were activly looking for a link between genes, and sexuality, therefore, they were activly looking for a result in the tests they were doing.

SuperSmash
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3770 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:57:13 PM
I was wondering why scientists have been actively seeking a genetic link to homosexuality, as the article states. If a scientist is actively seeking any result, then the results must be brought into question.

OmgZelda
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1600 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:20:31 PM
FucM gene? Is this an Onion article?

Weakmonkey
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 190 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:48:39 PM
FucM gene? Next, theyll discover that disabling the FucMe gene in males causes them to be gay!


TokioKoos
Female, 18-29, Europe
 415 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:38:56 PM
> So, can I delete my wifes gene, so I can finally convince her to visit taco town?

I don't know if she is still sleeping with you now (you seem rather crude) but keep in mind if you do that, she will never sleep with you again.

RoboPatton
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:36:22 AM
So, can I delete my wifes gene, so I can finally convince her to visit taco town?

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:37:46 AM
I guess the pet store will sell gay mice now.

B3N0C1D3
Male, 18-29, Western US
 788 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:15:07 AM
@FLCL_Reaper
Every species that doesn't asexually reproduce.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:03:30 AM
"disabling the FucM gene" ? ? ?

this has to be a joke...right? the FucM [pronounced "FCuk-em" ] gene?

LOL good one.

videogamer
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3031 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:39:57 AM
"FucM Gene matches this a little too well. o_o"

Yeah, I'm seeing reason to doubt the validity of this story.

crabcake
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 398 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:38:55 AM
replace w/ fudgeM-All gene for bisexual mice.

donjobs
Male, 18-29, Canada
 67 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:56:05 AM
i sharted

FLCL_Reaper
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 92 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:55:13 AM
YEAH, WHO NEEDS MEN!!!

frajola
Female, 18-29, S. America
 100 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:51:08 AM
I went looking for the fake news header when I saw the FucM gene

Wiggle1111
Male, 18-29, Europe
 78 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:15:29 AM
Its the Telegraph. So no, its not a joke. Its as real as homosexuality is a sin*

*sarcasm

OrangeCrow
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1208 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:09:47 AM
FucM Gene matches this a little too well. o_o

mal_BB
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:39:33 AM
FucM gene? Lol at that, but seriously, this is impressive research.

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