HOW DO GENES SHAPE YOUR LIFE?
GENES AND YOUR PERSONALITY
Our personalities have a genetic component. However, this does not mean that we are born with a personality that does not change at all during the span of our lifetime. There are many other things that can influence our personality, with a major one being environmental factors. Our personality cannot be completely separated from environmental influences. So although our genes take a big part in forming our personality, they ultimately are not solely responsible for our personality.
GENES AND REACTIONS TO MEDICINE
As a result in difference in genes, not everyone reacts to drugs in the same way. There are several ways in which genes can affect responses to medicine. Variations in genes may affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism or elimination of the drug action.
WHAT ELSE CAN GENES INFLUENCE
Besides from personality, and reaction to medicine, genes influence almost everything about us. This includes things such as behavior, hair color, eye color, skin tone, weight, bone structure and facial features.