Petri Dish: Genes vs. Environment

Join us May 8 to learn more about what really makes us who we are.
February 08, 2024

The debate over whether nature or nurture is more important in shaping our personalities and choices has been going on for centuries. As our understanding of biology and external impacts on children have increased, are we finally at a point where we can put this discussion in the rearview mirror? What do we know about the significance of genetics versus environment in determining who we become? We’ll discuss what makes us, us.

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  • Arslan Zaidi, Assistant Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
  • Marlene Zuk, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences