Response to Comment on "Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior"

Science. 2021 Mar 26;371(6536):eaba5693. doi: 10.1126/science.aba5693.


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.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Genome-Wide Association Study*
  • Humans
  • Problem Solving
  • Sexual Behavior*