Nutrigenomics is one of the many latest “omics,” a hybrid of research focused on study of the relationships among nutrition and genomics.  A podcast discussing this emerging field can be found here.  The field is concerned with identifying how the bioactive constituents of foods and dietary supplements affect gene expression.  One of the objectives of nutrigenomics is identifying personalized nutritional interventions for improving health and wellness and interventions for addressing specific disease susceptibilities and conditions like diabetes and arthrosclerosis. The intent is to develop individualized nutrigenomic profiles – profiles that cross-correlate genomic, epigenomic and proteomic markers for an individual to the biomolecular actions to specific nutrients.  Realizing this intent will first require much further research to identify important omics markers to identify key constitutional parameters and specific disease susceptibilities.  Second, it will require much further research in ways in which nutrition can be utilized to affect individual epigenomic profiles and specific gene expression sequences.  Research in both of these domains is already proceeding at an accelerating pace.  The dietary suggestions and regimen of dietary supplements in the Anti-Aging Firewalls treatise can be considered to be a zeroth-order approach to nutrigenomics – one that is to some extent based on known omics interactions but that does not take personal omics differences into account. Nutrigenomics based on individual profiles should provide a much higher-resolution approach to looking at the relevance of foods and dietary supplements than is possible on the basis of overall population studies.  In time, nutrigenomics will see the development of diagnostic tests and dietary and other intervention strategies for specific diseases. It will also allow the development of highly personalized diets and supplement regimens for disease prevention and longevity.  I intend to continue tracking and reporting here on those developments.

About Vince Giuliano

Being a follower, connoisseur, and interpreter of longevity research is my latest career. I have been at this part-time for well over a decade, and in 2007 this became my mainline activity. In earlier reincarnations of my career. I was founding dean of a graduate school and a university professor at the State University of New York, a senior consultant working in a variety of fields at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Chief Scientist and C00 of Mirror Systems, a software company, and an international Internet consultant. I got off the ground with one of the earliest PhD's from Harvard in a field later to become known as computer science. Because there was no academic field of computer science at the time, to get through I had to qualify myself in hard sciences, so my studies focused heavily on quantum physics. In various ways I contributed to the Computer Revolution starting in the 1950s and the Internet Revolution starting in the late 1980s. I am now engaged in doing the same for The Longevity Revolution. I have published something like 200 books and papers as well as over 430 substantive.entries in this blog, and have enjoyed various periods of notoriety. If you do a Google search on Vincent E. Giuliano, most if not all of the entries on the first few pages that come up will be ones relating to me. I have a general writings site at and an extensive site of my art at Please note that I have recently changed my mailbox to
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