How Does the Environment Effect Your Genes?

This is an assignment for science. We’re supposed to blog about how your environment can effect your genes.

The environment is described as your surroundings. It’s the landscape, the air you breathe, whether its hot or cold, if you live in a city or in the suburbs, and where you work or go to school. What we need to know is how it affects our genes. Well, if you live in a city where the air is very polluted, your genes will probably give you a higher chance of getting lung disease. If you live in a place that’s very sunny, you will probably have the genes that give you light skin. A third example of how the environment can affect your genes is if you live in a place that’s cold, you will probably get the genes that lets you have more body hair.

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  1. We are a product of our environment. As Ecclesiastes – Chapter 12 Verse 7 states “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God, Who gave it.” Our genes come from the earth. Our purity comes from the earth.

    The old saying “you are what you eat” applies here also. If I eat a lot of animal products, I become more like an animal, This inspires my Yetzer Hara to overtake the Yetzer Tov, which is fueled by eating products of the earth.

    After all, it wasn’t until mankind ate animals that they violated Torah and subsequently fabricated to golden calf.

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