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Subject: Interesting Book
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 12:48 PM ET
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I just finished an interesting book called First Person Plural  "http://www.amazon.com/First-Person-Plural-Andrew-Beierle/dp/0758219709/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202147009&sr=8-1l">link

Its fiction about conjoined twins 1 gay and 1 straight...very good.  I was wondering if anyone else had read it?  If not add it to your wishlist. 

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Date Posted: 2/4/2008 4:47 PM ET
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I have it on my TBR pile!

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 7:25 PM ET
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It was really great.  Fascinating story, I'm dying for someone else to read it so I can talk to them! 

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:07 PM ET
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Wow, that sounds very interesting. I'm going to add it to my WL too.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 6:48 PM ET
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It does look like a good book, and thanks Heidi.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:51 AM ET
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Cool - I am going to add it to my WL too! :)

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 2/26/2008 9:45 AM ET
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What a fascinating concept!  Very interesting idea.  I was thinking that conjoined twins have to be monozygotic (identical/ from one egg).  I know this book is fiction but most of the identical sets I know are either both straight or both gay.  Anyone else have info, thoughts about that? 

I put it on my wish list, too.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 10:55 AM ET
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Current theory is that homosexuality is genetic (it certainly seems that way in my family!) However even if two people share the same genes - as in mono-zygotic twins - there are a number of processes in fetal development where genes get turned on and off. If it turns out that homosexuality resides on a gene section that is influenced this way after the initial split think it would be possible. This happens in all females. We have two copies of the X chromosome in each cell of our bodies. since we don't need both of them all the time, one is shut down. this is done on a cellular level, so which one gets shut down varies from one cell to another. Also all genes are present in all cells, but all cells don't need to have the same parts of the genes active. A neuron does not need to have the gene for muscle contraction active, so it shuts that one off.

Anne J

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 6:07 PM ET
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Hey gang!

Yes, I'm totally replying to a thread that died almost a year ago, but I remembered it was here, so maybe someone else does too!  I just wanted to say that I recently finished First Person Plural, and it really was a great read.  It was full of some very interesting topics for discussion regarding nature vs nurture to sharing a very special body part.  Yikes.   Of course, I don't think the author takes much science into account, it's more a hypothetical fantasy book, but still compelling and creative. 

Anyway, I posted it on my bookshelf, and the system does not have a very good description of the book in it yet, so no one has snatched it up.  (it's not even categorized as LGBT yet) I'm going to put in a request to have the description updated a little, but thought I'd give you first crack at it! 

Date Posted: 3/11/2009 11:53 PM ET
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Sounds like someone already claimed it, but it sounds great.  Off to put it on my wishlist!

Date Posted: 3/12/2009 10:08 AM ET
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Yep,  sorry you missed it.  Got claimed the same day I posted the note!  Hopefully it will get posted again soon for you since it wasn't on anyone's wishlist when I posted it.