Have a history of something that runs in the family? Maybe you’ve heard a family member offer warnings over the years to make you aware of supposed susceptibilities. Considering everyone on one side of the tree all had issues with it, perhaps you become more prone to it too.
There is good news for you and your loved ones if this is something you worry about or speak of.
Recent research in epi-genetics (epi meaning ‘outside of’, and genetics meaning parental genes and DNA), would suggest otherwise.(1) Our DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), is responsible for the blueprint and instructions of who we will become. Everything from our physical appearance, to certain personality traits. Although this may be true, scientists now believe this genetic determinism to be a flawed theory.