About Us

Gene Heritage makes family genetic analysis understandable through visually attractive reports.

E. Castedo Ellerman, Technical Director

Castedo has developed software for more than two decades at Microsoft, Bear Stearns, and other companies. He currently develops and manages the technology behind Gene Heritage in addition to consulting.

With the advent of direct-to-consumer DNA testing services such as Ancestry.com, Castedo began testing the DNA of his own family members. He developed the open source software Genomology to perform DNA analysis across three generations of family members and to learn more about their genetic traits.

Gene Heritage was launched to make visually attractive and understandable reports using the same DNA analysis and insights from Castedo's family investigations.

Castedo earned a Masters of Science in Mathematics in Finance from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Joseph Silver, Creative Director

Joseph has been a designer for television networks and leading advertising agencies since 1994. After helping launch design and animation studios at Nickelodeon and the NBA, he founded Designomotion in 2006. As Creative Director of Designomotion, Joseph oversees the production of motion graphic videos for clients such as FedEx, ADP, Go Daddy, the New York Police Department, the United Nations, and FireEye.

At Gene Heritage, Joseph leads up the design direction of reports.

Joseph studied Fine Arts and Anthropology at Columbia University.