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This article addresses the question of what our improved understanding of genetics contributes to our understanding of ourselves.

 

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In the past two decades our knowledge of genetics has increased substantially with the advent of whole genome sequencing, a better grasp of the genetic factors that may predispose people to certain medical and psychological conditions and, most importantly in the author’s estimation, the emergence of epigenetics. This article addresses the question of what our improved understanding of genetics contributes to our understanding of ourselves.

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