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How ‘gay gene’ science could change our world

in WORLD, 06/10/2013

GSN speaks exclusively to two global leaders in understanding what makes us lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight – Simon Le Vay and Qazi Rahman – and discovers how their work may have much wider benefits.

Scientists now know people are ‘born’ lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight. Job done. But behind this simple fact is far more complicated science, which could have far-reaching benefits for us all.

While pioneers have placed beyond doubt that we are ‘born gay’ they still don’t know why. This research has already changed society’s attitudes and, in the future, could help cure mental health problems.

GSN spoke to Dr Qazi Rahman, a psychologist at King’s College London, who is one of the global leaders in this field.

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