Essay about Heredity and Hormones

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Heredity is properly defined as being the “sum of the characteristics and potentialities genetically derived from one’s ancestors” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2011). At the time of conception, every embryo is given it share of genetics from each parent’s or donor’s gene pool, which allows the process to create another human being; which we call baby. Genetics tells us what kind of traits that the embryo will inherit through the parent’s or donor’s genes. Either way, there is a possibility

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According to research that was conducted, we know that alcoholism is not a gene that can be inherited from either parent. However, this type of disordered known as alcoholism is known to be cause by either by behavior and or environment issues that occurs, when growing up around people that have this type of disordered. As children, we cannot control the environment or behavior of those that are completely responsible for raising us or our surroundings that we live around, which can affect our manners and our behavior.
Genes obtained from both parents, is known to help develop the endocrine system within a child. The endocrine system according to researches enables the person body to produces hormones from within the body. The thyroid gland releases a substance known as thyroxin. The parathyroid glands, also produces a substance called parathormone. The main function of the thyroid gland and the parathyroid gland is to regulate the body’s metabolism and calcium balance within the blood. A person behavior will change if the thyroid gland is not functioning properly. An under-active thyroid could contribute to several issues such as weight gain and fatigue. These two factors along can cause a change in behavior along. Therefore, because of these two factors, its shows that this change was due to hormones imbalance and not cause by an inherited gene.
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