About Author


Richard-Francis-author-photoRichard C. Francis is a freelance science writer. He received his Ph.D. in neurobiology and behavior from Stony Brook University and was a recipient of the National Research Science Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Before becoming a freelance writer, he conducted widely published postdoctoral research in evolutionary neurobiology and sexual development at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.  He is the author of Why Men Won’t Ask for Directions and Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance and Paperback Edition Epigenetics: How Environment Shapes Our Genes. His latest book, Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World is scheduled for release on April 21 2015. Richard resides in Danville, California.