Welcome to Genetics Digest.
Our goal is to provide credible, accurate information about the latest advancements in DNA analysis and genome technology. We have news alerts for scientists and DNA enthusiasts and detailed product reviews for consumers looking to purchase anything related to the field of genetics, so that scientists and consumers can make educated decisions when studying DNA.
We are a team of writers and scientists who are passionate about all things DNA—from double helixes to chromosomes to mitochondrions, we love it all.
With new trends emerging every day (like DNA ancestry tests) as genetic information becomes more accessible to common consumers, we feel it’s necessary that the complex science involved becomes more accessible to common consumers as well.
We’ve found that many magazines 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 non-scientists, and they often butcher their information a little bit…
Genetics Digest bridges the gap, where scientists and common consumers can come together to get the same information and understand it. So, while we provide useful information to scientists, we make sure to keep our lingo as readable to the common man as possible without sacrificing any accuracy in the information.
Meet Our Team
I have now gone from specific to the general, and my interest in the field is deep, abiding and long term. I hope to be counted in my field with a strong background in epidemiology, statistics and clinical research.
My current interest include use of Mendelian Randomization to unearth causal association of biomarkers.
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 chapters.
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.
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.
She received her PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and her BSc (First Class Honours) in Genetics from the University of Glasgow.
She recently completed a post-doctoral research position at the University of Edinburgh, where her work dissected the interplay between genetics, epigenetics and development.