Dean Hamer is the geneticist whose groundbreaking 1992 research is periodically misused by exgay activists to conjure up an imaginary belief (among unnamed and impossible-to-find gay people) in a solitary “gay gene.”

Hamer was profiled Oct. 3 in The Philadelphia Inquirer. (Hat tip: Queer Day.)

Money quote:

“Many straight people have the ‘gay’ version of the [X chromosome] marker as well. Scientists now know sexual orientation can’t be detected from testing any single gene – it’s set by a complicated combination of genes and environmental factors.”

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