Meet the 23andMe Team: Iram Mirza
July 18, 2008
Iram on the 23andMe service:
“I think of 23andMe as a unique network. I love being able to share and compare my genetic profile with my family members who are also 23andMe customers.”“My sister and I now know there is a good chance we could be organ donors for each other — we used the Family Inheritance feature to compare our genomes.”“We also learned that my genetics indicate that I can’t taste the bitterness in things like Brussels sprouts, while my sister’s data show that she can. Neither one of us likes Brussels sprouts (there’s more to hate than just bitterness!), but it’s true that I can tolerate bitter vegetables more than she can.”“And my Ancestry Painting for Chromosome 8 is a work of art! The blend of colors reflects my Asian and European ancestry (I’m from Pakistan). Many people were intrigued when I used an image of this chromosome as my profile picture on Facebook!”Iram on being a 23andMe employee:
“I love the energy in the office. Everyone is excited about being part of the team and working towards designing the ultimate service for our customers. I appreciate the willingness of everyone here to listen to wild new ideas — and that I’ve had the luxury of implementing a few of them!”
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