Is Our Self Or Our Fate Written In Our DNA? - Deepstash

Is Our Self Or Our Fate Written In Our DNA?

There’s no escaping which genes we are born with, but what truly governs destiny is which genes are activated and by how much—variables that are influenced by the environment through epigenetics. A familiar example illustrating the intimate relationship between genes and environment is height. A person could be born with a genetic potential to be six feet tall, but that height is less likely to be realized if the individual suffers malnutrition.

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