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The radio show/podcast educates the public on genetic and public health topics through event coverage, news stories, book/movie reviews, and interviews. Guest include genetic counselors, researchers, patient advocates and professors in the field of genetics.

DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast Kira Dineen

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The radio show/podcast educates the public on genetic and public health topics through event coverage, news stories, book/movie reviews, and interviews. Guest include genetic counselors, researchers, patient advocates and professors in the field of genetics.

    #122 Infertility Series: ANYA, Science Fiction Film

    #122 Infertility Series: ANYA, Science Fiction Film

    This episode continues DNA Today’s series about infertility. Over the last few episodes of DNA Today, we talked with experts in fertility. On the first episode we heard from Lauren Isley, a genetic counselor about artificial reproductive technologies and the genetic counseling side. We also had the Baileys on the show to share their reciprocal IVF journey in part 1 and part 2.
    Sponsoring the series is LetsGetChecked, check out their home testing kits including fertility, sexual health and others. Receive your own kit for 20% off by using code “DNAToday”.

    It’s been so interesting to hear different perspectives about fertility as it impacts so many people’s lives. Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility! I hope you all have learned a lot alongside us. Be sure to go back and listen to all the fertility episodes if you are interested!
    On this next installment of the fertility series two guests join the show, documentarian Jacob Okada and anthropologist Carylanna Taylor, PhD who wrote and produced ANYA, a fictional film about fertility. Through their company, First Encounter Productions, Carylanna and Jacob are committed to creating complex characters and compelling stories informed by anthropology, science, and current events. ANYA has had international screenings and was featured as a "Science and Diversity in Film" on Forbes.
    On This Episode We Discuss:
    ANYA Film Synopsis
    Inspiration for ANYA
    Keeping up with Genetic Technology and News
    Scientifically Accurate Script Writing
    Proper Lab Equipment Features
    Featured Genetic Technology
    PCR, Sequencing, UCSC Genome Browser, CRISPR
    Inclusivity in Science Fiction Films

    Forbes had a fantastic feature of ANYA exploring the diversity in the film. Dr. Ruth McCole, who was a scientist on the set, wrote up her experience here. Rotten Tomatoes gives ANYA a 93%. To explore more about First Encounter Productions you can visit their website. For more information about ANYA and to watch it go to anyamovie.com.
    Stay tuned for the next new episode of DNA Today. New episodes are released on the first and third Friday of the month. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Spotify and Apple/iTunes. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com.

    #121 Infertility Series: Baileys on Reciprocal IVF Part 2

    #121 Infertility Series: Baileys on Reciprocal IVF Part 2

    This episode is part of DNA Today’s ongoing infertility series. The series was launched hearing from Genetic Counselor Lauren Isley, she shared about artificial reproductive technologies and infertility genetic counseling.

    Sponsoring the series is LetsGetChecked, check out their home testing kits including fertility, sexual health and others. Receive your own kit for 20% off by using code “DNAToday”.

    Last episode we heard from Katie and Christina Bailey. They were sharing their journey to parenthood through reciprocal In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). We continue this conversation on this episode, so if you haven’t heard the first part of our discussion, you are going to want to listen to the previous episode where Christina and Katie Bailey talk about the beginning of their story with IVF.

    The Baileys have a large following of nearly 100,000 on Instagram, so you can check them out @BabyBaileyMamaDrama.

    On This Episode We Discuss:
    Conceiving a Second Time
    Genetic Testing During Pregnancy
    Talking to Kids About Their Conception
    Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing Finding Biological Relatives
    Decision to Make Family’s Story Public
    Cost of IVF
    Future Kids and Names
    Advice for People Going Through Fertility Treatments

    If you are interested in more details about the cost, the Baileys provided a breakdown here. The Bailey’s story was also summed up here. Join nearly 100,000 others in following them on Instagram and Youtube both at @BabyBaileyMamaDrama. You can also check out their blog, babybaileymamadrama.wordpress.com.

    DNA Today’s infertility series continues on the next episode! New episodes are released on the first Friday of the month with some bonus episode thrown in there. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and iTunes. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com.

    Join Our Match Day Zoom!

    Join Our Match Day Zoom!

    Celebrate Match Day with DNA Today on Friday, April 24th at 7pmET (4pmPT) on Zoom.We want to wish you congrats and share our advice for navigating grad school. Previous guests from last year’s Match Day episode from Sarah Lawrence College’s Class of 2020 will be hosting including Karl Krahn, Maria van Noordenne, Ashlyn Enokian, and Kira Dineen. We’ll also be doing a QnA, so bring your questions!

    In the meantime, you can revisit our episode (#101) to hear tips from the hosts on how to prepare and what to expect during your first year.

    All are welcome to attending including current applicants (matched and not matched), prospective/future applicants, and listeners of the show!

    #120 Infertility Series: Baileys on Reciprocal IVF Part 1

    #120 Infertility Series: Baileys on Reciprocal IVF Part 1

    This episode continues the DNA Today’s series about infertility. If you haven’t yet heard the episode with Genetic Counselor Lauren Isley, I highly recommend you go back and listen to learn more about the artificial reproductive technologies and the genetic counseling side. It’s a great preview into this episode.

    Sponsoring the series is LetsGetChecked, check out their home testing kits including fertility, sexual health and others. Receive your own kit for 20% off by using code “DNAToday”.

    Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility, and this series is bringing awareness to infertility along with teaching the science and genetic side. On this episode, we are going to hear personal perspectives. Joining me are Katie and Christina Bailey. They share their journey to parenthood through reciprocal In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Christina and Katie have a large following of nearly 100,000 on Instagram, so you can check them out @BabyBaileyMamaDrama. This is part 1 of our conversation, for part 2, you will have to tune into the next episode to hear where the Bailey are today.

    On This Episode We Discuss:
    Deciding on Path to Parenthood
    Educating Friends and Family
    Choosing a Sperm Donor
    Hormones for IVF
    Techniques to Fertilize Eggs
    Considering Embryo Adoption

    To hear about the rest of the Bailey’s IVF journey you will have to tune into the next episode of DNA Today! In the meantime, join nearly 100,000 others in following them on Instagram and Youtube both at @BabyBaileyMamaDrama. You can also check out their blog, babybaileymamadrama.wordpress.com.

    Don’t forget to hear the rest our our conversation in the next episode of DNA Today! New episodes are released on the first Friday of the month with some bonus episode thrown in there. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and iTunes. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com.

    #119 Infertility Series: Lauren Isley on Fertility Genetic Counseling

    #119 Infertility Series: Lauren Isley on Fertility Genetic Counseling

    This episode is kicking off a series about infertility. The launch of this series is coinciding with infertility awareness week, April 19-25th, 2020. Over the next few episodes of DNA Today, we will be talking to experts in fertility these include genetic counselors, a couple who went through IVF, even filmmakers who produced a science fiction movie about fertility.

    Sponsoring the series is LetsGetChecked, check out their home testing kits including fertility, sexual health and others. Receive your own kit for 20% off by using code “DNAToday”.

    Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility, and we wanted to bring awareness to this, but also education by having these conversations to learn about the science and genetic side, but also the patient side and hearing how infertility has impacted people’s lives and hearing their perspective. So many excited guests coming up!

    The first guest to launch this series is Lauren Isley, who is a genetic counselor that specializes in fertility and assisted reproductive technologies, known as ART for short. She is a Clinical Science Liaison at Generate Life Sciences (Formerly California Cryobank Life Sciences), a company that provides reproductive tissue and donor gamete services as well as newborn stem cell storage. Lauren is the Chair Elect of the Genetic Counseling Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and former chair of the ART/Infertility SIG of NSGC. Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Missouri. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in genetic counseling from Wayne State University.

    On This Episode We Discuss:
    Roles of a Genetic Counselor in Fertility
    Fertility Technology Options
    Carrier Screening
    In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
    Types of Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT M, SR, A)
    Information and Limits of PGTs
    Egg and Sperm Freezing/Donating
    Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) genetic testing impact on gamete donation

    Next episode we will be continuing this infertility series. Again infertility awareness week is April 19-25th, 2020. You can learn more by going to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution through being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act. Their website is resolve.org.

    You can also check out this blog post from the National Society of Genetic Counselors, “How Genetics Affects Infertility and Miscarriage”.

    Stay tuned for the next new episode of DNA Today’s infertility series on April 17th, 2020. New episodes are released on the first Friday of the month with some bonus episodes thrown in there. See what else I am up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and iTunes. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com.

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    #118 Zaki Sabet on Hematologic Cancers

    #118 Zaki Sabet on Hematologic Cancers

    Zaki Sabet joins the show to discuss issues in the diagnostic process of hematologic cancers. Zaki has been with Precipio since co-founding the company in 2011 and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer. He holds over 15 years of experience in laboratory management spanning all fields of reference laboratory operations primarily focusing on cancer diagnostics, which is the focus of our conversation on this episode. Prior to Precipio, Zaki has served as a consultant with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for many years as well as several diagnostic companies in setting up their specialized cancer testing operations. Zaki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

    On This Episode We Discuss:
    Background on Hematologic Cancers including Subtypes
    Frequency of Hematologic Cancers
    Prevalence of Misdiagnosis
    Diagnostic Odyssey for Patients
    Misdiagnosis Impact on Treatment and Disease Course
    Impact of Physician’s Clinical Suspicions on Lab Tests Ordered
    Current Lab Tests to Diagnose
    Precipio’s Solution to Reducing Misdiagnosis with IV-Cell

    Learn more about Precipio on their website. You can also follow them on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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    Stay tuned for the next episode of DNA Today on April 6th, 2020 which kicks off the fertility series! New episodes are released on the first Friday of the month with some bonus episodes thrown in there. In the meantime, you can listen to over 100 other episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or streaming on the website.

    See what else I am up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and iTunes. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com.

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