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191: Functional Genomics to Predict & Control For Better Health Outcomes with DNA Company’s Kashif Khan

Apr 17, 2023 | Season 3


You didn't get to choose your DNA, but you can do what's best for your unique makeup! Join us for this interview with Kashif Khan, the CEO and Founder of The DNA Company, where he shares the science behind genetics and the impact our lifestyle choices have on DNA. We discuss the biggest environmental factors, functional genomics & epigenetic expression, his thoughts on the genetic link to obesity, insight into our personal results, and what we need to know about methylation.

Kashif Khan is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The DNA Company, where personalized medicine is being pioneered through unique insights into the human genome. With the largest study of its kind globally, The DNA Company has developed a functional approach to genomic interpretation overlaying environment, nutrition, and lifestyle on the genetic blueprint to create personalized and deterministic health outcomes.


0:51 Welcome to the show!

1:09 Pop Quiz of the Day

3:13 Today’s interview topic

5:24 DNA Privacy Protection

6:39 About Kashif Khan

8:21 Welcome, Kashif!

9:19 Why should we test genetics?

10:44 What are the biggest environmental factors?

12:46 Renee’s experience with Bulletproof coffee

12:49 APOE-2 Gene

14:15 The difference with Functional Genomics

16:47 Lauren’s experience with Bojangles

19:02 What is Epigenetic expression?

21:01 What is Functional Genomics?

22:32 How do we know a gene will express?

25:08 Is Obesity genetic?

28:03 When to bring in supplements

30:17 Personalizing women’s hormones

31:43 *Sleep Breakthrough*

33:28 What about hormone testing?

35:10 Our ApoE-3/4 Genes & Cholesterol

37:05 Our similarities & differences as sisters

47:56 How does behavior affect BDNF levels?

49:05 Why Finnish people are the happiest!

51:45 How to support motivation

54:48 What do we need to know about Methylation?

56:59 Nutrient Co-factors & delivery formats

1:03:23 His final piece of advice

1:05:09 Where to find more information

1:06:38 Thanks for tuning in!


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