Category: our founders

The Future of Health Care

Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe's CEO and co-founder, spoke recently with Kai Ryssdal, the host and senior editor at Marketplace, about the company, genetics, and the future of health care. It's a good overview of some of what we've been doing lately here at 23andMe. Anne takes time to explain some of 23andMe's ...

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Daring DNA

Here’s to those who dare. Viewers of Sunday night’s Oscars got a chance to see a new ad campaign by Cadillac that honors those who “Dare Greatly” and our very own CEO was featured in the new campaign. Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s co-founder and CEO, is one of the four visionaries honored by Cadillac. ...

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Builders + Innovators

Late last month, Goldman Sachs hosted their second annual Builders + Innovators Summit bringing together some of the most dynamic entrepreneurs of the day to discuss what they’ve learned to make their companies successful. As part of that conference, Goldman named 23andMe’s CEO Anne Wojcicki as one its 100 ...

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An Astronaut Tells His Secret

On his first Space Shuttle mission, Rich Clifford whispered a little prayer. “Please Lord let something go wrong so that I can fix it,” he recalls with a smile. But on the launch pad, strapped into the Shuttle with its two massive solid rocket boosters primed for ignition, Rich had second ...

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23andMe Publishes in PLoS Genetics, Validates New Research Paradigm

23andMe is proud to announce the first publication to come out of 23andWe, our novel participant-driven research program.  Our results, which encompass replications of previous findings as well as newly discovered associations, appear online today in PLoS Genetics. 23andWe is a web-based research framework ...

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NIH to Create Public Database of Genetic Tests

Today the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its plans to create a public database in which genetic test providers will voluntarily deposit information about their services that can then be searched by researchers, consumers, health care providers, and others. The aim of this Genetic Testing ...

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23andMe Launches Pregnancy Community

By 23andMe Co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki Every year, 130 million babies are born around the world. Yet little is known about why some women sail through their pregnancies, while others encounter issues such as infertility, miscarriage, pre-term labor, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. ...

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A New Approach to Research: The 23andMe Parkinson’s Disease Initiative

By 23andMe Co-Founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki We started 23andMe with a simple, yet expansive, vision: to take DNA into the mainstream.  In order to demystify genetics, we thought the best approach was to give individuals access to their genomes and help them gain personalized insight into their own ...

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23andMe Co-founders Announce Breast Cancer Initiative

23andMe is marking the 23rd anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with an initiative to build a web-based forum dedicated to helping women who face the disease. Co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki told science and business leaders at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit ...

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23andMe Democratizes Personal Genomics With New Analytical Platform

By 23andMe Co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki 23andMe is proud to announce a major step toward our goal of democratizing genetic information by giving our customers access to even more of their SNP data through our next generation custom content, all at a lower price. With the introduction of v2, ...

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