By Mister Curie
Please let me know if anything in this post is confusing or too technical. I'm being trained as a geneticist and am not always sure how to write for a non-technical audience.
I found the results of my poll on whether scientists should study the genetics of homosexuality to be quite interesting. While I received several comments on the post cautioning against the study of homosexuality genetics and describing the ways in which such research could be misused, when forced to choose one or the other, 90% (28 votes) thought that scientists should study the genetics of homosexuality, while only 10% (3 votes) believed that scientists should not. This tells me that even though people are nervous about the implications of such research, most of my readers that voted are interested in learning more about the genetics of homosexuality, and that many would also be interested in a discussion of the ethical concerns raised by such research. I am looking forward to working on several series of future posts to address these different interests.