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When Anne Wojcicki co-founded 23andMe, she carved out a brand-new space in personal health — helping people become experts on their bodies right down to the DNA level. Then the federal regulators came calling. But instead of trying to outwit, sneak past or straight-up fight the FDA in the name of moving fast, Wojcicki made the call to work with regulators directly and collaboratively. Hear how (and why) she embraced red tape. Cameo appearance: Daniel Ek of Spotify.

“The only way we will ever understand the human genome – the only way we will all collectively benefit from the human genome – is if we trust”

— Anne Wojcicki
About the guest:
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Anne Wojcicki is the co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe. She is also a co-founder of the Breakthrough Prize, in Life Sciences a $3m award given to researchers who have made discoveries that extend human life.

About the host:
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Reid Hoffman is the host of Masters of Scale. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he’s known for his spot-on insights on how to scale a startup. He’s a partner at Greylock and co-founder of LinkedIn, and co-author of the best-selling Blitzscaling and The Startup of You.

Also featured in this episode:

Daniel Ek is the co-founder and CEO of Spotify. Today, Spotify has more than 140 million active users and has raised over $2.5 billion…

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Transcript of Masters of Scale: Embrace the gatekeepers
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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