It's in Their Genes

It's easy for parents to link their child's freckles with a birth parent, but what about straight A's? AF explores the role of genetics in adoptive families, which traits have some genetic component, which are more environmental, and whether it really matters anyway.

It’s easy to associate your child’s soaring height or freckles with a birth parent, but what about his straight A’s in science or his rosy outlook on life?


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