Meanwhile, says Dr. Hegele, your genes are not your destiny. Genetic inheritance is like being dealt a hand of cards. "A skilled card player can go far, even with a bad hand. You can still win the round and play a good game. You just have to focus. You can't ignore it."
"Your genetic inheritance is like a lottery," she said. "You may end up looking like your mom, your dad or someone else entirely."
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