Wired News: Whew! Your DNA Isn't Your Destiny As is often the case, the article sounds overly confident as to the benefits of the research. On the face of it, it does sound like an interesting direction for research. It'd be nice to have a clear explanation of what the epigenome means for interactions between biology and environment, including social environment. There certainly has been an overemphasis on genes as direct causes of anything, recently.