Kira Dineen & Yael Joffe , DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

#185 Nutrigenomics with Yael Joffe

20 May 2022 • EN
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Joining us this week is Dr. Yael Joffe, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of 3X4 Genetics, a genetic testing partner for providers that allows them to bring genetic testing into their practice so that they can provide patients with more personalized and DNA-based actionable insights that will help them live better, longer, and healthier lives.  Dr. Joffe is also a fellow podcaster! She is the host of The Power of Genetics, a podcast that features inspiring conversations and practical advice from the world’s top expert practitioners at the forefront of the future of health. Dr. Joffe is an expert in the field of nutrigenmoics, starting her career as a dietician before going on to earn her PhD in nutrigenomics from the University of Cape Town, exploring the genetics of obesity. She has authored 3 books, It’s not just your Genes, the SNP Journal, and Genes To Plate and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. As a true practitoner-scientist, she is passionate about translating the science of nutrigenomics into clinical practice and teaching everyone from students at Rutgers University to clinicians around the world.  On This Episode We Discuss: Aspects of our metabolism and eating behaviors that have identified genetic links (Snacking v binging, feeling full, storing calories, etc.) Specific genes that contribute to BMI The role of epigenetics in nutrigenomics Famine studies revealing nutrigenomics insights  How nutrigenetic tests work Utilizing information from nutrigenetic tests for personalized diet and exercise plans “DNA Dieting” Genetic conditions that have metabolic symptoms The future of nutrigenomics Check out Dr. Joffe’s podcast, “The Power of Genetics”, in your fav podcaster player. And keep your eye out for a guest appearance from our host, Kira Dineen!  Keep up with our guest, Dr. Yael Joffe on Instagram and LinkedIn, and stay up to date on the latest developments at 3X4 Genetics by following them on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. Stay tuned for the next new episode of DNA Today on May 27, 2022 which will be extra special because we’re dropping the pilot episode of The Patient Engagement Program by n-Lorem, a brand new podcast that is co-produced by our host, Kira Dineen! This podcast focuses solely on the needs of nano-rare patients, and you may recognize the voice of the show’s host, Dr. Stan Crooke, who was featured on Episode #141 of DNA Today! New episodes are released on Fridays. In the meantime, you can binge over 180 other episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, streaming on the website, or any other podcast player by searching, “DNA Today”. Episodes since 2021 are also recorded with video which you can watch on our YouTube channel.   DNA Today is hosted and produced by Kira Dineen. Our social media lead is Corinne Merlino. Our video lead is Amanda Andreoli.  See what else we are up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and our website, Questions/inquiries can be sent to  PerkinElmer Genomics is a global leader in genetic testing focusing on rare diseases, inherited disorders, newborn screening, and hereditary cancer. Testing services support the full continuum of care from preconception and prenatal to neonatal, pediatric, and adult. Testing options include sequencing for targeted genes, multiple genes, the whole exome or genome, and copy number variations. Using a simple saliva or blood sample, PerkinElmer Genomics answers complex genetic questions that can proactively inform patient care and end the diagnostic odyssey for families. Learn more at (SPONSORED) Want to become a genetic counselor? Looking for ways to engage with the field and boost your resume for grad school applications? Then you should check out Sarah Lawrence’s “Why Genetic Counseling Wednesday Summer Series”! Every Wednesday this June Sarah Lawrence is hosting this series where you can interact through Zoom with genetic counselors from different specialties. It kicks off on June 1st! You can sign up at to register to level up your resume for applications in the fall. (SPONSORED)

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