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Anne Wojcicki

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.

“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
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Anne Wojcicki, guest
August 1, 2019

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.