Sharks play. Alex on the 23andMe Service: “I am fortunate not to have had any significantly alarming results turn up in My Health and Traits, but if I did, I would certainly want to know! I love the wealth of information that the site puts at my fingertips.” “A couple of random interesting tidbits: my paternal haplogroup (R1a1) is common in Eastern Europe, which makes sense since that’s where I come from. But it originated in south-central Asia and is very common in Indians. I would have never guessed! Also, my brother and I are not good matches for organ donation – we don’t happen to share the MHC region on chromosome 6.” Alex on Being a 23andMe Employee: “I was the first engineer at 23andMe. I feel incredibly lucky that I had the opportunity to take everything I learned in four years at PayPal and apply it here in order to make it a great company to work for. It’s an awesome and humbling experience at the same time.” “This is a clichÃ©, but I love working on something that could make the world a better place. 23andMe is a perfect fit for me. We are trying to revolutionize how we understand and use our genetic blueprints. The combination of hard science and research with a consumer focus is tough to beat.” “The people and the culture are great. However cheesy it may sound, I look forward to going to work in the morning.” Think you’d like to join our team? Check out our jobs page!