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student.what makes you who you are

student.what makes you who you are - • What are hox genes...

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Page 1 of 2 Outline for “What Makes You Who You Are” A counter-intuitive idea – what we inherit is not a fear of snakes but our openness to have the fear. Our nature is a guide to our nurture How do our genes impact our experiences ? – Our genes give us a base to grow on How do our experiences impact our genes ? – Our experiences work with the genes to make our who we are. What are genomes ? – genetic material in an organism’s chromosomes. Its not a blueprint for the body but rather it is a recipe for what the body should turn into without environmental effects.
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Unformatted text preview: • What are hox genes and what do they do ? –small group of genes that set up a body plan • How do our genes operate ? – • How does the makeup of a promoter affect our mental or physical development ? – turn on and turned off at certain ages: language- easier at younger age when promoter is turned on. It becomes harder to learn a language as we grow older because the promoters are turned off. • Why we turn out the way we do – examples : 1. Language – 2. Love – 3. Antisocial behavior – Page 2 of 2 4. Homosexuality – • The Bottom Line –...
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