Nature vs. Nurture: How Our Experiences Shape Our Genes

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Hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest MHTN Chief Medical Officer discuss the age-old debate about nature versus nurture. New research suggests that our personalities may actually influence our genetic expression.

Genetics Are Not Destiny

Our genetic makeup provides a blueprint, but our experiences play a significant role in who we become.

The Power of Epigenetics

Trauma and other life experiences can influence which genes are active and which are dormant.

Intentional Growth

Traits like emotional awareness, self-control, and creativity are crucial for mental well-being and can be developed through intentional effort.

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Editorial Team
At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.


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