Genes and the environment both shape health and development. But their effects are not always equal. Researchers in the U.K. say they’ve mapped hotspots where nature has a stronger influence, and others where nurture dominates.
All people are a combination of their genes as well as the environment (a mix of ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’). A recent study of over 5,000 twins throughout the UK saw regional concentrations where it appears that environmental factors had a greater than normal influence (centered around London). I’m still scratching my head wondering what to make of this data, but this is a compelling project.
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