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Nature Nurture

The Nature-Nurture Debate May Finally Be Settled

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science

It's an age-old debate: do our genes make us who we are, or is it the environment in which we were raised? There's long been agreement that both "...

Adoption and Genetics: Implications for Adoptive Parents

E. Kay Trimberger | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science
E. Kay Trimberger

In 2006 I helped my 25-year-old son Jamal locate his biological families. I was unprepared for the discovery of how much he had in common with his birth parents, which led me to undertake my own search, a quest to understand genetics and how they might impact adoption.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: School's in Session for Dinosaur Pile-Up's Matt Bigland; Say "Cowabunga" to Sol Cat

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It was all quite fitting really. Matt Bigland of Dinosaur Pile-Up and I were discussing our respective school experiences within a Music Conservatory ...

Cavan Sieczkowski

Surprising Factor Could Increase Chances A Man Is Gay | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Seven years ago a study made headlines for finding that men with older brothers are more likely to be gay. Today the study has resurfaced as researche...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Sex: Are We Just Wild Animals? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

2011-11-07-jdfdkjvkjcararcara.jpgHow are we the same sexually as wild animals? What sets us apart? We know that there are over 140 known species of gay animals. What about monogamy? These are the questions to explore this week.

WATCH: Is Human Sexuality Innate?

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

Recent studies are revealing that genes, environment, brain structure, and hormones all seem to have a mixed role in sexual orientation and preferences.

What Genetics Can, and Can't, Tell Us

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We have emerged into the post-genetic-inheritance era, where we are facing the limitations on what our DNA can tell us about ourselves and how we can modify our lives.

Nurture Vs. Nature: Which Determines Our Personality More?

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

I am actually a good case study in this regard, having been brought up by a man who is not my biological father.