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Weekly Link Love—Edition 13

Research of the Week

Gene drives—genetic engineering that the recipients pass along to all their offspring—now work in mammals [1].

Researchers fix Alzheimer’s in mice by targeting epigenetics [2].

Skipping dinner three times a work helps overweight women [3] drop body fat.

During the age of great migration [4], Scandinavians with an individualist streak were more likely to move to the U.S. than Scandinavians with a collectivist streak.

Turns out that every single gene is probably important [5] for every single cell.

Facial recognition is being used to fight illegal chimp trading [6].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 306: Logan Schwartz [7]: Host Elle Russ chats with movement coach Logan Schwartz about strength, performance, movement, and mobility.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here [8] so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

Coming soon: GOOP ayahuasca ceremonies presided over by Gwyneth Paltrow [9].

Super poo wanted [10].

Interesting Blog Posts

Asking patients to draw their illness [11].

How pigs made it to Okinawa [12].

Social Notes

Ten wellness leaders (including yours truly) gave their opinion [13] on the best snack to curb cravings.

Paleo Magazine’s annual “Best of” contest is on, and it’s time to vote [14] for your favorite [enter paleo-themed thing here]. There are some good selections in the Best Paleo Cookbook, New Product, Food Company, Lifestyle Company, Nut-Based Bar, and Paleo-Related Story sections.

Everything Else

Big data changed the way basketball is played in the NBA, and Carmelo Anthony is its most notable victim [15].

Seed sovereignty for small farmers and local varieties passes in the U.N [16].

Aging and tennis [17].

Did a planet crashing into Earth seed us with the ingredients for life [18]?

Horrible bullying [19] from this elephant. Toxic.

Fighting fungi [20].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’d play this: Boardgame [21] about the conflict between Viking settlers, Inuit settlers, and native Greenland Tunit peoples.

Article I found interesting: After getting a taste of freedom abroad, kids who move back to the U.S struggle with overparenting [22].

Something I always considered but never followed up with: Homeschooled kids tend to be better-educated and more tolerant, and homeschooling is on the rise [23].

Deal I’m happy to share: Trying to prep for the Big Game? Want something everyone will love, Primal or not? Just really, really love wings [24]? Sign up for a membership at Butcher Box and get three pounds of organic chicken wings added free to every order for life [25]. Get your orders in by 1/28 to ensure your wings arrive in time for the game.

I’m reminded of an oft-forgotten Primal Law: Avoid Stupid Mistakes [26].

Question I’m Asking

What do you think of homeschooling? Tried it, experienced it, for it, against it?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 20 – Jan 26)

Comment of the Week

“Hey Mark,
I assume your referencing the article regarding a supposed link between skipping breakfast and increased risk of diabetes due to how absurd it is?
Just checking, because otherwise my whole fasted morning routine from the last few years now seems that it could be my undoing.

– I’d love to respond in full, Josh [31], but sadly I skipped breakfast and now I’m in an ambulance headed to emergency.