A computer game can be played in almost infinite ways despite each player having the same code. What makes millions of different versions that each individual player creates? Their interactions with the game. Genes work similarly. They are the code, but our environment takes us from a possible person to a person. The only people that are mere genetic codes are embryos because genes do not otherwise exist in a vacuum. There is no genotype without a phenotype, and what our phenotype is depends entirely on the environment. Since we are our phenotype once we develop, both the environment and our genes create us. Genes are not more important.