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It's Genetic--Or Is It?
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Genes vs. Environment

For each of the following traits, put an X in the column labeled 'Genes' if it is an inherited trait or in the column labeled 'Environment' if it is a learned or environmentally influenced trait. Fill in the comments section after discussing your answers with the class.

Trait Genes Environment Comments
1. Blue eyes         
2. Enjoyes bungee jumping         
3. 6 feet tall         
4. Red hair         
5. IQ of 150         
6. Smokes cigarettes         
7. Weighs 250 pounds         
8. Depression         
9. Alcoholic         
10. Has cancer         

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