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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

It's in the brain

There are even fewer grounds now for religious bigots to tell homosexuals how evil they are or, when they're being a bit more moderate, how evil the practice is.

According to the news service, brain scans have "provided the most compelling evidence yet that being gay or straight is a biologically fixed trait".

The story continues:

The scans reveal that in gay people, key structures of the brain governing emotion, mood, anxiety and aggressiveness resemble those in straight people of the opposite sex. The differences are likely to have been forged in the womb or in early infancy, says Ivanka Savic, who conducted the study at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

"This is the most robust measure so far of cerebral differences between homosexual and heterosexual subjects," she says.

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