By 23andMe Co-Founders Linda Avey and Anne WojcickiWe 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 unique code. This was our premise when we launched a year and a half ago. We now have The Parkinson’s Institute and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, in jump-starting the world’s largest study of this disease — involving 10,000 individuals with PD. Please visit our Parkinson’s Community for more information on this ground-breaking project.This is just the beginning of our mission to establish a new paradigm that changes the face of research, and focuses on the people rather than the process.
A New Approach to Research: The 23andMe Parkinson’s Disease Initiative
March 11, 2009