Anne co-founded 23andMe in 2006 after a decade spent in healthcare investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. Her hope was to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information and to create a way to generate more personalized information so that commercial and academic researchers could better understand and develop new drugs and diagnostics.
Presently, 23andMe has built one of the world’s largest databases of individual genetic information. Its novel, web-based research approach allows for the rapid recruitment of participants to many genome-wide association studies at once, reducing the time and money needed to make new discoveries, and the company has created a proven and standardized resource for finding new genetic association and confirming genetic loci discovered by others.
Under Anne’s leadership 23andMe has made significant advances in bringing personalized medicine directly to the public. Anne graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology. Getting access to and understanding her own genetic information had always been one of her ambitions.
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Jul 28, 2016||Business Insider Australia - One of Apple's most important execs just joined the board of a $25 billion genetics company|
|Jul 28, 2016||SiliconBeat - Apple’s marketing guru Phil Schiller joins Illlumina’s board|
|Jul 1, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - CEOs say the future of transferring information could be as easy as osmosis|
|Jun 17, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Jay Flatley created a market for DNA sequencing from scratch -- and the result is the largest genetics company you've never heard of|
|Jun 17, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Jay Flatley created a market for DNA sequencing from scratch — and the result is the largest genetics company you've never heard of|
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|Apr 15, 2016||Huffington Post - Tech - We Need to Found a Culture of Inclusion in Silicon Valley|
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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)
November 09, 2016 - November 13, 2016
12:00am - 11:30pm
Civic Hall / NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York, United States
The Fast Company Innovation Festival will span the city, showcasing the most intriguing stories of innovation, creativity, and leadership.