About

I started this blog in February 2015 to curate recent research primarily found on PNAS.org. After reading dozens of PNAS studies where the findings weren’t warranted by the data, culminating in The link between scientific value and content is broken at PNAS.org a year later, I now try to mainly curate studies/reviews whose goal is to advance science.

I use a search term of “epigenetic” on https://www.readbyqxmd.com to find papers. I don’t seek out 0-1 star papers that detract from science and are obvious wastes of limited resources – they’re just unavoidable. Even the research that I’ve rated 4-5 stars often had elements of perpetuating memes and agendas rather than advancing science.


Sometimes I relate principles of Dr. Arthur Janov’s Primal Therapy to studies. Its paradigm encourages research into treatment of causes. Its philosophical framework – gradually addressing the sources of damage may reverse consequent damaging effects – is productive in conceptualizing epigenetic research goals.

Dr. Janov also inspired the latter part of the title, Surface Your Real Self. One day I’ll get around to a graphic that expresses the “surface” aspects. It feels something like this moment, experienced from within:

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