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Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior

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Science  30 Aug 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6456, eaat7693
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7693

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  • Received for publication September 10, 2018
  • Accepted for publication July 22, 2019
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  1. Andrea Ganna1,2,3,4,*,
  2. Karin J. H. Verweij5,*,
  3. Michel G. Nivard6,
  4. Robert Maier1,2,3,
  5. Robbee Wedow1,3,7,8,9,10,11,
  6. Alexander S. Busch12,13,14,
  7. Abdel Abdellaoui5,
  8. Shengru Guo15,
  9. J. Fah Sathirapongsasuti16,
  10. 23andMe Research Team16,
  11. Paul Lichtenstein4,
  12. Sebastian Lundström17,
  13. Niklas Långström4,
  14. Adam Auton16,
  15. Kathleen Mullan Harris18,19,
  16. Gary W. Beecham15,
  17. Eden R. Martin15,
  18. Alan R. Sanders20,21,
  19. John R. B. Perry12,,
  20. Benjamin M. Neale1,2,3,,
  21. Brendan P. Zietsch22,,
  1. 1Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
  2. 2Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.
  3. 3Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.
  4. 4Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
  5. 5Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam University Medical Centers (UMC), location AMC, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 5, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  6. 6Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  7. 7Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  8. 8Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
  9. 9Department of Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0483, USA.
  10. 10Health and Society Program and Population Program, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0483, USA.
  11. 11Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0483, USA.
  12. 12Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK.
  13. 13Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  14. 14International Center for Research and Research Training in Endocrine Disruption of Male Reproduction and Child Health (EDMaRC), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  15. 15Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
  16. 1623andMe, Mountain View, CA 94041, USA.
  17. 17Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health, Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  18. 18Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA.
  19. 19Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.
  20. 20Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, Evanston, IL 60201, USA.
  21. 21Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.
  22. 22Centre for Psychology and Evolution, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: zietsch{at}psy.uq.edu.au
  1. * These authors contributed equally to this work.

  2. These authors contributed equally to this work.

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