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NEW YORK – Results from a large genome-wide association study suggest that same-sex sexual behaviors stem from complex interactions between common genetic variants and environmental factors.

"We couldn't find any strong effect on chromosome X as was previously reported in the literature," co-first author Andrea Ganna said during a press briefing with reporters this week. "Sexual behavior is instead very polygenic, meaning there are a lot of variants that contribute to this trait."

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.

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