Transsexual gene link identified

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Australian researchers have identified a significant link between a gene involved in testosterone action and male-to-female transsexualism. Read the article online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7689007.stm

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Interesting , none the less it still leaves many unanswered questions that will be asked and screwtinized against as per usual.... But hopefully it will lead to a more readily accetable tolerance of transgendered folk...

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Don't hold your breath. Everyone knows that skin color is genetic, but it was not this knowledge that led to a reduction of racism in this culture; it was a heightened social consciousness.

People who believe that this is a mental illness will point to mental illnesses that have some genetic component and not accept people like us one bit more.

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You said it yourself Girl "it was a heightened social consciousness." Human consciousness is awakening and slowly learning that ignorance is an enemy.Knowledge is intelligence and intellects friend were as ignorance and reaction from it isn't.

Unfortunately,their will always be some who would rather hold onto their idealistic ways and refuse to accept knowledge and understanding in favor of it.But as time goes by eventually they will be a minority.

Dee

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I think this will help some people accept us more, but it all depends on there way of thinking. Those who believe transsexual is a result of improper upbringing may be given pause by this discovery, as they may be more willing to accept something that occurs naturally on a biological level. For everyone else, I doubt it will change minds at all.

Still, it is a step forward for science. Weather this is a good or bad thing will be decided by how this knowledge is applied.

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