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Spreading the Word About Genetics Through Podcasting with Kira Dineen

Kira Dineen has over a decade of podcast experience, fueled by her passion for science communication. Her show, "DNA Today", is in the top 1.5% of podcasts globally. Through her interviews on genetic technology, disorders, news, and developments, listeners discover new advances in the world of genetics. Her guests include renowned genetic counselors, researchers, patient advocates and biotech leaders. 

Kira is a licensed certified genetic counselor at Maternal Fetal Care, where she helps high risk pregnancy patients. She is also passionate about advocating for the rare disease community and has worked with several organizations to provide education and raise awareness on rare diseases.

Kira’s career is a blend of genetic counseling and digital media, with a goal of educating the public about genetics and the impact it has on their health. 

In this episode, Kira shares her journey into podcasting, and in becoming a genetic counselor, and how her passion and perseverance led to her success in her chosen careers.


Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How Kira got into podcasting
  • How her mom became her role model in starting her genetic counseling career
  • What enabled Kira to get to where she is now at such a young age
  • Her career goals for the upcoming years
  • Her advice for like-minded practitioners
  • Failures and successes she has seen in the field of genetics over the last decade