Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN: 2582-1091)

Short CommunicationVolume 4 Issue 9

To What Extent is Human Behavior Genetically Determined?

Hemshankar Laugi*

Department of Biology, Bal Kalyan Vidhya Mandir Ma. Vi. Biratnagar-11, Morang, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Hemshankar Laugi, Department of Biology, Bal Kalyan Vidhya Mandir Ma. Vi. Biratnagar-11, Morang, Nepal.

Received: August 09, 2021; Published: August 31, 2021

Citation: Hemshankar Laugi. “To What Extent is Human Behavior Genetically Determined?". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.9 (2021): 77-78.

  Research has revealed that almost every human body cells possess the same DNA sequence. Despite this fact, these cells get specialized to perform different functions. Some cells become cardiac cells and others nerve cells, carrying out their distinct functions. This is because the environment affects gene expression [1]. Let’s suppose the twins reside in a different environment. They prepare a same dish. However, they taste it differently depending on the tastiness of individual appetizers, desserts and casseroles, which may be similar. Likewise, only genes can’t determine physical traits like height, blood pressure, etc. The combined interaction of multiple related genes with environment is supposed to determine a particular trait.


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