CNGS Exam Content

Domain I: Foundations of Genetics & Genomics (20%)
  • DNA and genes
  • Introduction to genetics
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Introduction to clinically important DNA variations
  • Research in genetics and genomics
Domain II: Practice Landscape of Nutritional Genomics (15%)
  • Definitions and key concepts
  • Genomic assessment: Integrating laboratory testing
  • Genomic assessment: Tools, technologies and services for nutrigenomics testing
  • Benefits, limitations and social challenges of nutritional genomics in practice
 Domain III: Nutritional Genomics: Responses to Macronutrients & Dietary Patterns (25%)
  • Dietary fats
  • Dietary protein
  • Dietary carbohydrates
  • Gene-dietary pattern interactions
 Domain IV: Nutritional Genomics: Responses to Micronutrients & Food Bioactives (25%)
  • Genetic variation and fat-soluble vitamins
  • Genetic variation and water-soluble vitamins
  • Genetic variation and minerals
  • Genetic variation and food bioactives & xenobiotics
Domain V: Nutritional Genomics: Impact of Genetic Variants on Food Intake, Fitness & Sleep, and Behavior Modification (15%)
  • Taste perception, food preferences & eating behaviors
  • Fitness and sleep
  • Behavior modification