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How are your genetics affecting you?

 

Last updated 12/31/2016 at Noon



Dr. Terry A. Rondberg

Special to the Village News

Gregor Johann Mendel published a book on genetics in 1866, launching the scientific community’s near obsession with mapping the human genome in order to predict how we’ll look, what diseases we’ll get, and even when we’ll die.

After little more than a century had passed, society came to believe that the course of life was primarily determined by genes. Weight, baldness, illnesses, and even personality were blamed on genetic makeup. “It’s in my genes,” became the mantra of generations of people who felt they had litt...



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