Genetics

Genetics

Understanding Genetics

All human traits and personality characteristics, from our height to our fear of heights, are driven by a complex interplay between the expression of our genes and the feedback from our environment. We now know that the lion's share of human genes are expressed in the brain and that almost all normal and disordered behaviors are polygenic, meaning that they are each influenced by a large number of genes. Scientists are therefore tasked with a massive but increasingly plausible mission: mapping the pathway from our genes to the person we see in the mirror.

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