People with a specific mutation in one gene are substantially more likely to be obese than those without it. But they are also at higher risk of suffering from environmental factors.
The only problem is that it may not be much of a code at all.
Our genes only tell a portion of the story.
When comparing the social and the biological, it helps to look at how the breakdown of one can influence the other.
Despite the recent discovery of the "blonde gene," environmental differences and genetic effects remain inextricably linked.
It seems like an easy question, but the indirect correlation between genetic mutations and disease risk muddles up the ethics.
Modern statistics have made it easier than ever for us to fool ourselves.
Sorry, amateur biohackers.
Despite numerous recent breakthroughs and discoveries, the extreme competition and lab-research feedback loop don't bode well for the future of the field.