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Originally posted by StoutBroux
reply to post by rickymouse
I'd love to know who owns that site.
Anne Wojcicki thinks we should know more about ourselves, all the way down to the chromosomes. Her Mountain View, California-based company, 23andMe, provides genetic testing services. A customer gets a kit in the mail, spits into a test tube, mails it back, and, a few weeks later, gets information about his or her ancestral heritage and genetic profile. Wojcicki, a 38-year-old working mom--and wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin--holds a biology degree from Yale and worked as a health care investment analyst for 10 years before co-founding 23andMe in 2006. The company has raised $68 million in venture capital and has nearly 150,000 paying members. As the company's president, Wojcicki oversees 70 employees, many of whom are scientists. Even customer service reps have biology degrees. Wojcicki constantly pushes her team to focus on big goals, develop new ideas, and--something that may not come easily for scientists--socialize. As told to Liz Welch.
(Editor's note: as of online publishing date, May 29, 2012, 23andMe charges a flat rate of $299 per customer.)