Author: Belinda Lin
Editors: Vincent Chang and Kira Tian
Artists: Gianluca Zhang
People are made up of characteristics carried down from their ancestors—characteristics that are made both genetically and physically. A genotype refers to the genetic component of their DNA while a phenotype refers to the physical component of an individual. Genotypes and phenotypes are correlated, as a change in one’s genotype can influence one’s phenotype.