We all know about genetics, how they are made up of DNA. Many young people will have had their first information about genetics and DNA from the legendary film Jurassic Park, which spoke about DNA and genetics in making dinosaurs. However, humans have DNA too, and for us, it can influence everything about us.
Everyone has DNA, and therefore everyone has genes. Genes are the basic physical and functional units of heredity, they are made up of DNA, and you get them from your parents.
How we understand genes is often molded by what we know in popular culture, unless you are a scientist. Films, TV, and even games will talk about genes and how they influence who we are.
However, here we won’t tell you that you can genetically engineer a dinosaur, or that genetic mutations will lead to a zombie outbreak. Here, we are going to tell you the truth about genetics and how they actually affect your life and who you are as a person.