I find the implications of this research (Scientists find a gene for the transsexual experience) absolutely fascinating, but can also already see how it’s going to be spun by the evpsych pseudoscience brigade in their continual battle to tell women that biological differences should determine social roles.
Am I at all surprised that there appears to be a genetic component to gender IDENTITY? No. We are a biologically dimorphic species, it makes sense that our genes influence our alignment along the dimorphic divide.
Does gender IDENTITY constitute a written-in-stone determinant in prescribing gender ROLES in our societies? I don’t see that this necessarily follows at all.
What’s your take?