National Geographic explores the science of same-sex attraction

Watch this National Geographic (2008) video to learn about the scientific research on the development of same-sex attraction, including what scientists have learned from studying twins.


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Gosh, D. (2009, February 4). National Geographic explains the biology of homosexuality [Video]. YouTube.

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