The Hidden Forces That Affect Who We Are

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Gloved hand picks up tray of blood and urine samples.
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, Stephanie Gomez, a research assistant at Inova Translational Medicine Institute, works with urine and blood samples from a baby in a laboratory at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The samples are part of a large study to fully map the genes of newborns. Carolyn Kaster/ AP Photo

Genetics, environment and microbes all play a role in who we are, determining things like whether we like broccoli and if we may be predisposed to issues like obesity. Our guest author walks us through the latest research and explores how having this information could help people live richer lives. (This conversation originally aired Aug. 14, 2019.)

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Bill Sullivan Guest