Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO, co-founded the company in 2006, three years after the first human genome was sequenced.

Her goal was audacious: to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome and fundamentally change healthcare in the process. Prior to founding 23andMe, Anne spent a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare and felt frustrated by a system built around monetizing illness instead of incentivizing prevention. She wanted to flip that model on its head and build a business that helps people prevent illness rather than profit from it.

Anne focused on empowering people with direct access to genetic information so that they could use their data to make decisions that could lower their risks for disease. Under her leadership, 23andMe now provides the only personal genetic test with FDA authorization to deliver health information directly to consumers.


Glassdoor Names 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki A Top CEO

June 18, 2019
Great workers make for great places to work, and at 23andMe, it all starts at the top with CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki.This week Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest...
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23andMe Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2019 on Glassdoor

December 05, 2018
23andMe is among the winners of Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2019.
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The Podcast Spit

September 14, 2018
Spit, a new 23andMe’s new podcast with iHeart Radio, is hosted by the writer, comedian and cultural critic, Baratunde Thurston, in conversation with artists, scientists and thinkers talking about how DNA testing is changing perspectives about identity, family, and race.
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A Note On 23andMe’s New Collaboration with GSK

July 25, 2018
23andMe announces the launch of a collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to accelerate our ability to make meaningful discoveries in therapeutics to treat disease.
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Rapping with Dr. Z at 23andMe

November 17, 2017
23andMe CEO and cofounder Anne Wojcicki sits down with Dr. Zubin Damania, aka ZDogg MD, sit down to talk about what direct-to-consumer genetic testing means for health care professionals and Health 3.0.
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World Refugee Day

June 20, 2017
Today is World Refugee Day, a time to reflect on the plight of millions of people fleeing war, famine and persecution across the globe. 23andMe wants to raise awareness about the global refugee crisis, and celebrate the humanity we all share.
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23andMe’s CEO Featured On The Today Show

October 17, 2016
As part of a series on cutting edge women, The Today Show featured Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s CEO and co-founder. The NBC crew followed Anne as she hustled through a typical...
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Own Your Data: A Right and Responsibility for Better Health

July 21, 2016
“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...
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Smart Talk

February 03, 2016
Get two smart people in a room and let them talk.That’s the premise for astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show “StarTalk,” and it makes for thought-provoking conversations about science. That’s what...
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A New 23andMe Experience

October 21, 2015
23andMe made some news today, with the launch of a new experience for customers that includes the first and only direct-to-consumer genetic service that meets U.S. FDA standards. We invested nearly...
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