Our Fate in Our Genes
is a tool for liberation, a scientific window into the soul. We are
with a certain genetic makeup. That doesn't mean we have no control
over our lives,"
Genes don't dictate a person's future; rather, they interact with each
other, with the environment,
and with an individual's response to these influences. It's hard to
avoid linking genes with destiny.
someone really be "born bad"?
emphasize that the link between a gene and a behavior is not the same
as cause and effect or Karma . A gene does not make people do things.
It doesn't code for emotions or thoughts. Instead, a gene may trigger
biochemical events in the body, which interact with environmental and
developmental influences, and together with these increase the likelihood
that you'll behave in a particular way."As
long as humans are not exposed to artificial selection and crossing experiments,
behavior geneticists will be very limited in their ability to partition
the effects of genes, the environment and their interaction on human behavior."