While there may be some genes that are more popular or given more attention than others, genes can’t be looked at in isolation. What matters is how genes work together to create an overall picture of a person’s health and wellness. We like to say that knowing a person’s genes is like having a blueprint to how their system works. Just as you would never try to build a house with the plans for just one wall or floor, you wouldn’t just look at one or two genes in isolation.