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23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey Speak, Part 2

Here’s the second part of a longer interview I did with 23andMe‘s co-founders Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey about the personal online genetics and social-networking service, which is being launched today.

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The company name comes from the 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up each individual’s genome.

In this part, they talk about the privacy of DNA information and why we should trust any of these services, what the goal of collecting all this genetic information is, what it is like for two women to run a Web company and their own personal genetic details:

In addition, here’s a tour of the 23andMe offices and the first part of the interview.

Please see this disclosure related to me and Google (an investor in 23andMe).


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