Oo. I really like this picture.
Prisoners to our genetic code.
In a sense, we are all bound by certain genetic aspects, but our genetics are not the end all of who we will be. As genetic information becomes more widely understood and available, there will be cases (as there are now) where people will discover that their personal genetics hide a nasty secret. A shorter life sentence, a predisposition to a deadly disease, or in some cases, guilt. Guilt in knowing that you possess a silent killer that will only be known in your children.
But our genetics are only part of who we are as people. The greater part, I believe, is made up of our experiences and memories. It is made of the the people we have come to know and the opportunities we decide to pursue. The people we are today is not who are genetics said we would be at birth. We are the sum of our life experiences. Certainly our genetics play a role, but it only becomes our prison if we let ourselves become prisoners.
This is a very thought provoking picture.