Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Nature Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of May 26, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
      Government Reports and Peer-Reviewed Studies
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Nature website (accessed May 26, 2006)

Mission:

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Nature website (accessed May 26, 2006)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is There a Connection between Sexual Orientation and the Ratio between Second and Fourth Finger Length?