Personal Narrative: The Genes Affecting Our Lives

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The genes that we posse affect several factors such as our behavior, physical characteristics, and susceptibility to several diseases and disorders (Pierce, 2012). Genetics directly affects our lives and makes us who we are. My genetic makeup has several affects regarding who I am. The genes that I received from my parents determined my physical characteristics. For example, I received my body type, build, and athleticism from my father. Before I got into sports and long distance running I had lean muscles. I am of mixed race and I can honestly say I'm a perfect blend of the two when it comes to some physical characteristics. For instance, my hair color and texture is sandy brown and wavy. My mother’s hair is light and straight and

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