Anne Wojcicki

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Anne E. Wojcicki (/wˈɪski/ woh-JIS-kee) born July 28, 1973.

Wojcicki, the youngest of three daughters, was born in San Mateo County, California. Her parents are Esther Wojcicki (née Hochman), an educator, and Stanley Wojcicki, a physics professor emeritus at Stanford University. Her mother is Jewish American, and her father is Polish. Her two sisters are Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube and a former executive at Google and Janet Wojcicki, anthropologist at the University of California, San Francisco.

Wojcicki grew up on the Stanford campus. When she was two, she learned how to figure skate, but later quit and started playing ice hockey. She attended Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California, and was an editor for The Oracle, the school newspaper, and won a scholarship for her sports stories.

Hoạt động và sự nghiệp

  • Anne Wojcicki is the cofounder and CEO of 23andMe, a pioneering direct-to-consumer DNA testing firm based in Mountain View, California.
  • A former Wall Street analyst, Wojcicki quit her finance job to pursue medical school, but switched gears and started 23andMe in 2006 instead.
  • 23andMe got a $300 million investment from GlaxoSmithKline in July 2018.
  • Since then, 23andMe has won approval for ten genetic risk tests — including ones for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac disease.
  • It also expanded into drug discovery and boasts a $1.75 billion valuation, with backers like Google (cofounded by Wojcicki’s ex-husband Sergey Brin).

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