Our Genes and Us : Making It In A Tough Environment
The argument of nature versus nurture has been widely debated, but recent evidence suggests that it is actually a matter of nature via nurture. In 1972, researchers in Dunedin, New Zealand began studying all of the babies born that year, with intentions to follow them throughout their lifetimes. Now adults, the 1037 subjects are the most studied human beings on the planet, and the resulting data provides significant insight into who we are. In this episode, learn how scientists study genes and environment in three specific areas - violence in men, depression, and cannabis induced schizophrenia.