It is amazing to think about how interrelated all of our genes, as humans, are to one another, even though our appearances make us look so different. Scientists have found that the same inherited genetic variations in humans lead to some of the most common mental illnesses in America. Often times, knowing that someone has a mental disorder such as schizophrenia, they are looked down upon as being “not normal” and perhaps in some cases this could be the defining factor of keeping a friendship or not. If you knew that someone close to you had a variation in these genes, would your opinion of them change? If you yourself had this genetic variation and could change your genes to “normal”, would you?