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I don't know how feasible this would be, but a twin study on trans-identified people could potentially be fascinating.

Agreed. Laverne Cox and his twin brother are another example of twins who diverged with the trans path.

Haven't they been made? I tbought i've read something like this and the result was (who would have thought) "since its not both who identify as trans, we cant say its genetical" duh

"since its not both who identify as trans, we cant say its genetical"

This is what interests me. I believe identical twins (and to some degree, fraternal twins) are more likely to be of the same sexual orientation than siblings in the general population.

I don't think identifying as trans is genetic, but it seems highly likely that there's a degree of social contagion to identifying as trans. For example, Jelle Dekker and his brother don't share a gender identity, even though they're twins. But the Wachowskis do share a gender identity and are not twins.