Video: Interview with Co-Founder of 23AndMe Personal Genomics Company

LeWeb'08 Video: Interview with Linda Avey, Co-Founder, 23AndMe, Inc. (19 minutes). 23andMe is a personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California that is developing new methods which can enable consumers to understand their own genetic information. Human chromosomes (grey) capped by telomeres (white). Image source: Wikipedia, public domain. The company name is a play on the 23 pairs of chromosomes that carry every individual’s DNA. 23andMe was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and Linda Avey. Whole genome sequencing fails to predict risk of most common diseases, according to BMJ. References: You Can Carry Your Genome Information on an iPhone? 23andMe, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mike Arrington posted his 23andMe DNA Results. Genetic testing is available for approximately 2000 clinical conditions - Preparing for Precision Medicine - NEJM, 2012. FDA: 23andMe Genetic Testing Product is Misbranded

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