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IfmaleshaveXYchromosomesandfemaleshaveXX
chromosomesthenwhatchromosomesdogay/bisexual
peoplehave?

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Isthehumanfemalegenomelonger(morebasepairs)
thanthemaleduetofemaleshaving2x
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Whysometimesmaleshavexxpairofchromosomes
andfemaleshavexy?

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Isthereanysciencetosupportthenotionthatan
individualmightidentifywithagenderoppositetotheir
chromosomaldesignationofmaleX...

StevenSilzCarson,CertifiedMolecularBiologist
WrittenNov19,2015

Probably99.99%ofheterosexual,homosexualandbisexualmalescarrytheidentical46XY
chromosomalcompliment.Sameforvirtuallyallfemalesbeing46XX.
Despitedecadesofsearching,noonehasfounda"gaygene,"orevenabunchofgenes
that"cause"aboytolikeaboy,oragirltobeattractedtoagirl.Notsayingthereisn'ta
gaygene(morecorrectlyagayallele),butIsuspectanystrongcandidateswouldbewell
ontheradarbynow.Theimplicationofthatislikemanyhumancharacteristicssuchas
heightorathleticprowess,sexualorientationisacteduponbynumerousnetworksofgenes
andtheenvironmentsinwhichtheyfunction.
Themostrecentresearchsuggeststhatitmaynotbeadifferenceingenesorallelesper
say,butadifferenceingeneexpressionthatinfluenceswhatgender(s)wefindourselves
attractedto.Itwilltakealargedatabaseofwholeepigenomewideassociationstudies
studiestodiscoverwhich(ifany)genesand/ortheirexpression,influenceoursexual
preferences.
The"normal"humanfemaleis46XX,whilemalesare46XY.Thatsaid,thereareabunch
ofknownanomaloussexchromosometypesor"anuploidies."
47XXYor"Kleinfelter'sSyndrome,"Typicallysterilemales,oftensomewhatandrogynous
inphenotype.About1/~1000livebirths
47XXX,or"TripleXSyndrome,"Nouniquephenotype,thusoftenundiagnosed.
47XYYSyndrome,Generallynormalmalephenotype,maybeabittallerthanaverage.Also
oftenundiagnosed.~1/1000boys.
45Xor"XO"="TurnerSyndrome"females,typicallysterile.Numerousseriouseffectson
thephenotype.~1/2000livefemalebirths.

Dotransgenderpeople'ssexchromosomeschange
whentheytransition?
HowdoestheXXchromosomecomparetoXY
chromosomes?
IsthereawayofchangingmychromosomesfromXY
toXXsoIcannaturallyproduceoestrogenand
eventuallygetpregnant?
Dohermaphroditesdisplayanypatterninpossession
ofXXvs.XYsexchromosomes?
TheYandtheXchromosomesdefinethesexofa
child.Whathappensincaseoftransgender?Which
chromosomeentersthefemaleegg?
Isawonapodcast,amalescanhavechromosomes
XXandfemalescanhavechromosomeXY.Isthat
true?
WhydopersonswithTurnersyndromehave
developmentalabnormalities,whennormalXX
femalesdonot,eventhoughtheyonlyhave1active
Xchr...

Hopethatanswersyourquestion.Ifyouwantmuchmoredetail,seethisreviewofSex
Aneuploidy:Pageonintechopen.com
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Isthehumanfemalegenomelonger(morebasepairs)thanthemaleduetofemaleshaving2
xchromosomes?
Whysometimesmaleshavexxpairofchromosomesandfemaleshavexy?
Isthereanysciencetosupportthenotionthatanindividualmightidentifywithagender
oppositetotheirchromosomaldesignationofmaleX...
Dotransgenderpeople'ssexchromosomeschangewhentheytransition?
HowdoestheXXchromosomecomparetoXYchromosomes?

SatyaChandrala,I'mintoit
WrittenNov19,2015

Yousee,XYandXXchromosomesdetermineshowyouaretobeborni.e.,amaleor
female.
Andsexualorientationnotdeterminedbywhichchromosomesthatyouarebornwith.
Ifthereissomethinglikethattheremaybeadetectionrightafteryourbirthandwillbe
assignedthattheyshouldbegay/bisexual.
Sopeoplewhoaregay/bisexualdoesn'thavesomethingdifferentthanallthose
heterosexuals.Theyareapartofthenaturei.e.,XYformaleformofbodyandXXfemale
formofbodyandcharacteristics.
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JohnSergent,Quietlygay
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WrittenJun10

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Perhapsananalogywouldhelp.
IfLeafshaveelectricmotorsandAltimashavegasolinemotors,whatkindofmotordoesa
BLUENissanhave?
Bothquestionsmakeexactlythesameamountofsense,andforthesamereason.
253ViewsViewUpvotes

MikeAdams,40yearsasaresearcheringenetics
WrittenApr10

Thesexualmorpholgy(penisvsvagina)isdeterminedbythepresenceorabsenceoftheY
chromosome.So,menwillbeXYandwomenXX,regardlessofsexualpreference.
309ViewsViewUpvotesAnswerrequestedby1person

RogerMorton,formerplantgeneticengineer
WrittenNov18,2015

Preferenceinsexualpartnersandphysicalgenderaretwodifferentthings.Thelatteris
determinedbythesexchromosomes.Theformerisnot.
423ViewsViewUpvotesAnswerrequestedby1person

SamCastar,BiologicalSciencesMajoratUCLA
WrittenNov17,2015

Seriously?Lol.
Theyhavethesamechromosomesmalesandfemalesdo.
Beinggayisn'tduetoageneticaberration.Itsnotlikedownsyndrome(trisomyof21)or
kleinfeltersetc..
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IsthereawayofchangingmychromosomesfromXYtoXXsoIcannaturallyproduce
oestrogenandeventuallygetpregnant?
DohermaphroditesdisplayanypatterninpossessionofXXvs.XYsexchromosomes?
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