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Exchange Exemplar: You, Getting To Know You (Inside Edition)

Have we laid to rest the concept of "the self-made man?"

Because there are not only educational and social supports to get people along in life, there are basic biological forces that make each of us our distinct selves.

Bill Sullivan, a molecular biologist, goes way into science of it all in his book Pleased To Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are.

Get a load of that subtitle: not only do you get important features and traits from your parents, but the microbes that live in your guts have a strong influence, too.

We listen anew to this interview with the author, from 2019.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.