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Born this way? Researchers explore the science of gender identity | Metro US

Wed Aug 02 23:02:38 EDT 2017 | Metro.us
By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity. A consortium of five research institutions in Europe and the United States, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, George Washington University and Boston Children's Hospital, is looking to the genome, a pers..

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In some ways I suppose this was inevitable, but a big old Pandora’s Box could be cracked open in the near future in terms of the ongoing debate over “transgender issues” in America..
By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States..
The “Late Late Show” host donned a top hat and tails to take aim at the White House’s much-criticized policy shift, and belted out a glorious reworking of Nat King Cole’s ..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are..
The 71-year-old politician announced his plans to ban all transgender people from the U.S. military early Wednesday, tweeting that enlisting them will allegedly burden the governme..
Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he stands behind President Donald Trump’s haphazard Twitter announcement last Wednesday that transgender individuals would not be all..
‘I will forever be an American soldier’ transgender service members respond to Trump’s Ban   No one knows for sure how many transgender people have served in America’s armed f..
Updated 2 hours ago The University of Pittsburgh has set a new record for the number of patents the government has issued to it in a year, and now ranks in the top third of univers..
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - Transgender kids in the St. Louis area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first ..
For the second time this year, Bandcamp is using its platform to donate to non-profit organizations as a protest of Donald Trump's policies. This Friday (Aug. 4), the company annou..
By Sam Wong Donald Trump says that transgender people will not be allowed to serve “in any capacity” in the US military, reversing moves towards inclusivity begun under Barack Obam..
____________________________________________ In response to the Trump administration's sudden ban on transgender service in the U.S. military and its "cynical, discriminatory ..
Despite campaign trail promises to fight for LGBTQ individuals, President Trump’s actions toward the community, especially transgenders, have been quite the opposite. First, Trump ..
Sixteen gene variations linked to life expectancy, of which 14 are newly discovered, have been recently identified by specialists. They also revealed three genes whose low expressi..
On July 26, President Donald Trump announced that he plans to ban transgender people from serving “in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” He tweeted, "Our military must be focused ..
On Wednesday, Donald Trump declared that transgender service members were prohibited from serving in the U.S. military, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Although i..
Chelsea Handler and Tomi Lahren came face to face for their highly anticipated debate during Politicon on Saturday night (July 29) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Ca..
It's a scenario that raises the specter of the now-defunct "don't ask, don't tell" policy that once governed LGBTQ members of the military. While the 1993 compromise banned LGBTQ p..
In short, Donald Trump has ruffled many, many, many feathers with his latest stunt. Trump took to Twitter to announce he was effectively banning transgender people from the U.S. mi..
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Allies of two Venezuelan opposition leaders say Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken by authorities from the homes where they were under house a..
Following Trump’s tweet banning trans service members from the military, the White House shared an op-ed from an “ex-transgender” activist insisting the Armed Forces “paying for tr..
People protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Sq..
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State University has hired Wheless Partners to manage the search for a new president. CSU President Ronald Berkman, who since 2009 has transformed a lar..
Ivanka Trump may share the president's blood and hold a position in the White House, but when it comes to learning about her father's impromptu announcements, she finds out same wa..
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A U.S. seabed exploration firm has offered to take on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, families of passengers and a Malaysian government mini..
Just one day after President Donald Trump declared that transgender service members were prohibited from serving in the U.S. military, citing “tremendous medical costs and disrupti..
Researchers have obtained and analyzed genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived 3,000 to 5,000 years ago and were Europe’s first civilized people. The an..
Car Seat Headrest has just announced a new song to raise money toward Bandcamp's fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center. Both the site and the band's proceeds will go toward TLC..
By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday returned a major transgender rights case to a lower court to determine whether it is still valid because the plaintif..
Johnson, 70, was the national finance chairman for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, but endorsed Trump last May. He is currently the chairman and chief executive of the Johnson Co..
I n an effort to find the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers have identified 17 immune molecules whose concentrations in patients’ blood correlate with disease severity..
The number of calls, texts and online chats made by transgender youth has more than doubled in the wake of President Trump's tweet about banning transgender service members and the..
Standing up for what's right. More than 50 retired generals and admirals from different branches of the U.S. military have spoken out against Donald Trump's decision to bar transge..
Amid backlash, including some aimed at Jenner for openly supporting the 71-year-old, the transgender Olympian broke her silence and expressed her disapproval the POTUS’ latest move..
President Trump told a crowd in the coal mining-heavy state of West Virginia on Thursday that he had fulfilled his campaign promise to end the "the war on beautiful, clean coal," a..