Genetics Digest aims to provide you with helpful information about DNA analysis and Genome Technology advancements. We are affiliated with CRI Genetics.

Our goal is to provide credible, accurate information about the latest advancements in DNA analysis and genome technology. We publish news alerts for scientists and DNA enthusiasts and detailed product reviews for consumers looking to purchase anything related to the field of genetics—so scientists, hobbyists, and consumers alike can stay informed about DNA research.

We are a team of writers and scientists who are passionate about all things DNA—from double helixes to chromosomes to mitochondria, we love it all.

With new scientific trends emerging every day, like DNA ancestry tests, and as genetic information becomes more accessible to consumers, we feel it’s necessary that the complex science involved becomes more accessible as well.

We’ve found that many magazines and websites about genetics are a little TOO 'sciencey', so that the consumers unfamiliar with the field have no idea what they’re reading. On the other hand, the non-science magazines are written by laymen, and they often butcher their information a little bit.

Genetics Digest bridges the gap, where scientists and consumers can come together to get the same information and understand it. So, while we provide useful updates to scientists, we make sure to keep our lingo as easy-to-understand as possible without sacrificing any accuracy in the information.

Meet Our Team

Paduano Francesco

Francesco Paduano

Current position: PostDOC at Technologica Research Institute, Crotone, Italy and Student at School of Specialization in Medical Genetics, University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzaro, Campus “S. Venuta”, Catanzaro, Italy.

Education: University of Calabria, Italy, Degree in Biological Sciences, 2003; University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Master in Bioinformatic, 2006; University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzaro, Campus “S. Venuta”, Catanzaro, Italy, PhD in Molecular Oncology, Experimental Immunology and Development of Innovative Therapies, 2012.

Nonscientific interests: Computers and technology, fanta-scientific movies, reading, sports.

Scientific interests focus on medical genetics, molecular and cellular oncology and stem cell biology. I’m a coauthor of 35 published papers, 1 patent and 3 book

Chelsea Weidman

Chelsea Weidman

Chelsea Weidman is a biochemist and freelance science writer/editor interested in genetics, gene editing technologies, stem cells, and novel medications. She has written for Massive and Harvard University’s Science in the News.

Her research has focused on a range of topics such as molecular imaging agents, reversible covalent chemistries, and novel antibiotic strategies. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and her Master of Science degree in Chemical Biology.

Obianuju Helen Okoye

Obianuju Helen Okoye

Dr. Obianuju Helen Okoye is an American Public Health Physician/Health Care Executive/Researcher/Entrepreneur with a Medical Degree (MD), an MBA in Healthcare Management, and a Masters in Epidemiology/Public Health) with vast experience in clinical medicine, public health, mental health, telemedicine, Market Access, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, coupled with an exceptional background in Health Care Administration and Clinical expertise. She has been featured on NBC News, Yahoo News, The Huffington Post, Tonic by VICE, She Knows, Massage Magazine, Carol Roth, among others. She is a contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine and the Huffington Post, and has been a scientific writer for the renowned websites The Paleo Diet and AusMed.

Her background includes being a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Research Fellow, and State of Michigan HIV/AIDS Epidemiologist.

She has a plethora of clinical research experience and has presented at US and International Medical Conferences. Dr. Okoye has authored some publications, and is considered an expert on the Affordable Care Act.

Erin Wildermuth

Erin Wildermuth

Erin Wildermuth is a science writer based in Miami. She is passionate about using technology to improve human health.

Helen Santoro

Helen Santoro

Helen Santoro is a Boston-based science writer who has been working in the field of science for over six years. Before moving to the bustling city, Helen attended Hamilton College where he received Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. She then worked as a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital where she helped uncover the mechanisms behind acute and chronic pain conditions with the long-term goal of improving patient care. Her writing has spanned from genome engineering to biochemistry to gender issues in the STEMM field.

Nikki Collins

Nikki Collins

Nikki Collins is a freelance writer and scientist. Her scientific experience ranges from academic research at IU School of Medicine to the public health arena working in institutions such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When not in a lab or at a computer, she enjoys almost anything outdoors, dance, and reading.


Genetics Digest aims to educate consumers about the benefits of DNA testing. We believe it is the future of family research, nutrition, health, wellness and deeper self-knowledge. We are affiliated with CRI Genetics.

The information that we present on Genetics Digest is not intended to be a substitute to the advice of your medical professional, nor have they been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use your own judgement in making any purchasing decision. Results and opinions published are not conclusive.