- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (June 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393070050
- ISBN-13: 978-0393070057
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 61 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance 1st Edition
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Francis’s primer introduces a new field. It’s a thorough guide to the many ways in which personality and health can play out through our genes but not be coded for in DNA. — Christine Kenneally (Slate)
About the Author
Richard C. Francis is a writer who has a PhD in biology from Stony Brook University. He is the author of Why Men Won't Ask for Directions. He lives in New York City.
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I took many notes of this book because it revealed a great deal of information in this short book. Francis could have omitted the review of The Deer Hunter and added additional real-life details of epigenetic traits being passed on to subsequent generations. When I finish writing the review on this book for a newsletter, I’ll add it to the review here.
I would like to see his next incarnation of this book.