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A team of US researchers conducted a genome-wide association study that uncovered SNPs with tentative links to sexual orientation among men.

The University of Miami's Eden Martin and her colleagues genotyped 1,077 homosexual men and 1,231 heterosexual men. As they write in Scientific Reports this week, no SNP reached genome-wide significance for having an effect on male sexuality, though the researchers did find a handful just shy of significant.

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