Gene Food software scores raw genetic data to help our customers gain valuable nutrition insights.
The science of personalized nutrition
Gene Food was founded with a science first approach. For the first two years of the company’s existence, the Gene Food team conducted research on the science of personalized nutrition. Our head of research and lead geneticist, Dr. Aaron Gardner, assembled a team to review hundreds of peer reviewed studies on genetics and nutrition, ranking the genes with the most scientific validation, and assigning each a Science Grade. This research forms the backbone of our custom nutrition plan.
Our nutrition products
Using the research and scoring system created in the exploratory phase of the company, Dr. Gardner’s team built a proprietary nutrition algorithm which classifies customers into one of twenty diet types based on over 120 vetted genetic factors. Gene Food can score existing genetic data from providers like 23andme, Ancestry, or My Heritage.
Who we help
Since launching our product in 2018, we have helped thousands of customers personalize their nutrition. Why do some people experience large increases in LDL when eating saturated fat, while others see little or no increase? These are the questions Gene Food is on a mission to help answer.
The American public is bombarded every day with ever changing, and often conflicting, nutrition advice. While we do not believe genetics are the only factor in evaluating dietary choices, we do see genetics as a foundational tool to help people find lasting diet solutions. Personalized nutrition is the future, and we look forward to being a part of that future for many years to come.
SecurityOur website and software are fully HIPAA compliant and SSL encrypted, and our genetics laboratory in San Diego is CLIA certified. We never sell or share your genetic data with third parties.
ScienceGene Food operates with a simple, scientific first approach. We are constantly reviewing the latest peer reviewed scientific research to improve our algorithm.
EmpathyWe understand what it is like to be confused, tired and overwhelmed with mountains of competing nutrition advice. We are here to offer practical, science based solutions for people who don’t know what to eat and don’t know where to turn for help.
InclusionCommitted to diversity and inclusion. Our research process highlights often overlooked studies focusing on underrepresented communities, and this research is factored into our Science Grade scoring system.
Dr. Aaron Gardner
Lead Geneticist & Head of Research
Dr. Aaron Gardner holds a BSc in Genetics, a Masters of Research in Medical and Molecular Biosciences as well as a doctorate in immunology. He has worked in a variety of medical research laboratories including those at Durham University and Newcastle University in the UK and Columbia University in New York. His work has concentrated on understanding the genetic modulation of various fibrotic disorders. Through his clinical experience, Aaron became fascinated with the potential for targeted personalized medicine to stem the tide of disease. His work at Gene Food is an extension of that passion. At Gene Food, Aaron created the scoring system used for Custom Nutrition Plans as well as the Guide to Nutrigenomics.
Dr. Gina Leisching
Dr. Gina Leisching holds a BSc in Functional Human Biology, and Honours degree in Physiological Sciences, as well as a doctorate in human physiology from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. At Gene Food, Dr. Gina uses her expertise to provide evidence-based pieces that readers may find helpful and informative.
Danielle Moore, MS
Danielle Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a graduate degree in Nutrition. Danielle has seen firsthand the healing power of personalized nutrition in her successful journey to overcome an autoimmune condition. At Gene Food, Danielle weighs in on the nutritional impacts of some of the work we’re doing.