The one thing that keeps every single organism alive is the ability to breath in oxygen. It is the natural mechanism to keep us alive by means of our lungs being able to operate. But, one of the most challenging things that some people have to face in their life is asthma. It can be simply explained as one's airway being clogged with something, whether it is mucus or foreign particles, causing hardships in breathing. One risk factor that one can use to determine if they will be victim to this pesky disease is genetics. Like a lot of things, if asthma is seen in higher generations in one's family, then they have a higher chance to get asthma than someone who has no family history of it. According to studies done, 70% of the risk factor for getting asthma has to do with genetics. This is something that can not be controlled since the odds for getting it are high if someone else has it. My brother had asthma his whole life, and I did not have it until early 2018. This could have multiple causes to it, but since it runs in my family, me and my brother were both born with the gene that could produce this disease.