Genetics and the Environment Term Paper by Master Researcher

Genetics and the Environment
An overview of the nature vs. nurture debate.
# 35069 | 900 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 20, 2003 in Biology (Genetics)

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This page paper looks at whether genes are an inherent design or the human make up or whether humans are a collaboration between inherited genetics and environmental issues. The paper looks at the perceptions of the Victorian era that a person's heritage was the main factor that determined a person's qualities and manner. The paper shows how today science proves that genetic inheritance is not only an aspect of our parents but also an issue of the surrounding environment within a society.

From the Paper:

"What makes us? Are we a collection of x and y chromosomes? Or are we our own creation taking in from the environment around us? Certainly our physical selves are a combination of our parents and our grandparents genes, that is a not a debatable fact.
"Yet what other aspects are within our genes that have contributed to make up ourselves. By a process of genetic inheritance we clearly inherit the traits and mannerisms of our forefathers, however there are other factors that make up a human.
"By understanding the theory of genetic inheritance we are able define whether the principles of nature or nuture are key issues within us.
"Human genetics has become a major research topic through out the decades. It has provided a plethora of priceless information and resources for the treatment of many diseases. However, the results and experiments discovered during this research can be misused with corrupted or misinterpreted evidence (Brown, PG)."

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