Innerbody is the largest DNA testing guide and community online, helping over 1 million visitors each month. Our mission is to provide objective, science-based advice to help you make more informed best DNA testing choices.
In 1999, Innerbody first began publishing guides and tools to help readers better understand health and the human body. As scientific advances in genetics made possible the widespread availability of direct-to-consumer DNA tests, long-time Managing Editor Eric Rodriguez was frustrated about the lack of trustworthy information available online to help consumers make the best DNA testing choices. Much of the advice that was (and still is) available was written by writers with no academic expertise in genetics, health, or genealogy.
Eric set out to change that by building a team of dedicated writers and academics who have both advanced degrees in genetics or the biological sciences, and the gift of explaining complicated scientific information in easy-to-understand terms. Which tests are based on sound science, and which are based on pseudoscience at best? Which ones take your privacy seriously? And ultimately, which test is the right test for you? You can now find the answers to these questions on Innerbody.com.
Innerbody.com is intended for a general audience and owned by HowToMedia, Inc., a small, employee-owned company based in California, USA. Neither Innerbody.com, nor HowToMedia, Inc. receive any outside funding from other entities, including other private companies, government agencies, or other donors.
Eric has led Innerbody as Managing Editor for over a decade and oversees all editorial content and business operations. He has been fascinated with genetics, ever since his first DNA extraction experiments in high school. He was recently reunited with a long lost first cousin thanks to a 23andMe test he took back in 2011. Eric perhaps holds the record for most DNA tests taken (24 and counting) and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters degree from Stanford University.
Tim serves as Innerbody’s Senior Editor. He earned his BA in Biology with a Genetics Emphasis from the University of Utah and his PhD in Interdepartmental Genetics from Iowa State University. In his spare time, Tim enjoys writing science fiction and dabbling in amateur genealogy with his family and friends.
Katy is a Senior Writer for Innerbody, covering all aspects of genetic testing. 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 also currently holds a post-doctoral research position at the University of Edinburgh, where her work dissects the interplay between genetics, epigenetics and stem cell biology.
Laura is a Sr. Writer for Innerbody, covering various genetic topics and testing reviews. She earned her PhD degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Cambridge and her BSc in Biology (Honours Molecular Genetics, First Class) from the University of Edinburgh. She has held academic research positions at the University of Virginia and St. Andrews where she researched and wrote about topics including genetics, bioethics, and neuroscience.
Brian is our Lead Project Manager and has overseen all product development for over a decade. He finds DNA science both engrossing and increasingly important for us all to understand. Brian also recognizes that the subject can seem pretty daunting, which is what makes high-quality educational content about DNA and DNA testing so useful.
Jill Weisenberger is an internationally recognized nutrition and diabetes expert and certified health and wellness coach. She is the author of the four books, including the best-selling *Diabetes Weight Loss–Week by Week and the new Prediabetes: A Complete Guide*. Jill received both her M.S. degree in Nutrition and her B.S. degree from the University of Florida. You can learn more about Jill at www.JillWeisenberger.com.
Dr. DiLeo is a retired board certified OBGYN, pelvic surgeon, and educator. He also has many years experience in lecturing, writing health-related newspaper and magazine features, and trade books and is the author of *The Anxious Parent’s Guide to Pregnancy*. Dr. DiLeo earned his M.D degree from the LSU School of Medicine and his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University. In his spare time, he enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction. Dr. DiLeo’s LinkedIn Profile.
Dr. Andrew Colucci is a Harvard-trained Diagnostic Neuroradiologist practicing at South Shore Health System in Boston, MA. He was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School for 5 years, lecturing and mentoring both HMS students and radiology residents. Dr. Colucci holds a M.D. degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and a B.A. (with honors) in Neuroscience from Boston College. His professional interests are varied and include clinical research, medical education, healthcare economics, and health policy. Dr. Colucci’s Linkedin Profile.
Dr. Stephanie Curreli is a board certified physician in biochemical and clinical genetics in the Division of Medical Genetics at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She earned her MD/PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her B.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently resides in Pittsburgh and is a proud mother of two rambunctious sons.
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