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Anne Wojcicki    

Co-Founder & CEO of 23andMe

Anne Wojcicki co-founded 23andMe in 2006 after a decade spent in healthcare investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. Her hope was to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information and to create a way to generate more personalized information so that commercial and academic researchers could better understand and develop new drugs and diagnostics.

Presently, 23andMe has built one of the world's largest databases of individual genetic information. Its novel, web-based research approach allows for the rapid recruitment of participants to many genome-wide association studies at once, reducing the time and money needed to make new discoveries, and the company has created a proven and standardized resource for finding new genetic association and confirming genetic loci discovered by others.

Under Wojcicki's leadership 23andMe has made significant advances in bringing personalized medicine directly to the public.

Wojcicki graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology. Getting access to and understanding her own genetic information had always been one of her ambitions.

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Anne Wojcicki

23andMe was founded by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki back in 2006. Investors include biotech powerhouse Genentech, as well as New Enterprise Associates ...

Anne Wojcicki: 'This is the way the world is going' | Financial Times

As chief executive of 23andMe, she holds the key to a vast genetic database. What will she do with it?

Live Long And Prosper: How Anne Wojcicki's 23andMe Will Mine Its ...

Anne Wojcicki built the world's biggest genetic research database, and booked an estimated $475 million in annual sales, by selling 10 million consumers ...

Anne Wojcicki, Eric Lander Speak at TIME 100 Health Summit | Time

23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki Says Consumers With Privacy Concerns Just Need Time to Get Used to Genetic Testing. Share.

Anne Wojcicki, Eric Lander Speak at TIME 100 Health Summit | Time ...

23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki and the Broad Institute's Eric Lander spoke about the future of genetics at the TIME 100 Health Summit.

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