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Own Your Data: A Right and Responsibility for Better Health

“Citizens worldwide have too long a history of being passive players in health care -- blindly following instructions from providers.” The quote above, taken from a Nature Comment published yesterday by John Wilbanks and Eric Topol, encapsulates my motivation for co-founding 23andMe a little over 10 years ...

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Empower The People

Over the last month, Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO and co-founder, has been plenty busy spreading the word about the power of genetics to transform health care and empower people. Anne has spoken at events as varied as Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women conference to a discussion at the Smithsonian’s ...

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It’s Your Data … Shouldn’t You Have Access To It?

Each one of us carries in our cells the vital genetic data, compliments of our parents, that code for many of our traits and attributes.  Whether it's our eye color, height or the ability to consume dairy products, the variations in our genes contribute to making us 'one of a kind'.  Unfortunately, these ...

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