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I still meet old-school scientists who are like, 'Oh honey, women aren't good at science.' You kind of dismiss them as insane. ---->>>

One of the best aspects of health care reform is it starts to emphasize prevention.

One of the best aspects of health care reform is it starts to emphasize prevention.

It is important to democratize personal genetics and make it more accessible. ---->>>

Some genetic variants can be informative about one's risk for Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. ---->>>

A solid foundation in genetics is increasingly important for everyone. ---->>>

April 25th is DNA Day. I know, you probably had no idea. ---->>>

I think there's a point to regulating, because there are snake oil companies. ---->>>

I'm at a slightly higher risk for type 2 diabetes, and my grandmother had diabetes. My hemoglobin a1c, which is one of the measures, started being a little high when I was drinking a ton of that coconut water. ---->>>

My sister learned she was a carrier for a recessive disease, Bloom syndrome, late in one of her pregnancies. I remember the panicked call and the weeks of worry as she and her husband awaited his test results; if he was also a carrier, this meant their daughter had a one in four chance of being born with the disorder. ---->>>

We all want our genetic information. Why would you not want genetic information? ---->>>

Making personalized medicine a reality will require a strong partnership between 23andMe and the physician and medical communities. ---->>>

Our understanding of how DNA informs our health and development is advancing at an incredible pace. ---->>>

There should be choice in healthcare. ---->>>

We should revel in tons and tons and tons of ideas. Some of them will manifest and lead to a drug discovery, and some will not. ---->>>

Women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer can learn a tremendous amount from women who have already been treated. ---->>>

Why should I need a prescription to spit into a vial and get my DNA read? Why can't I get my own blood drawn without a doctor's permission? It's my blood. ---->>>

23andme is very independent and committed to focusing on transparency. ---->>>

A few small changes in your DNA can turn your eyes blue, make you lactose intolerant or put some curl in your hair. ---->>>

All the kids from my nursery school are still in touch. ---->>>

Big challenges are an accumulation of small challenges. ---->>>

Billions of dollars have been put into genetic research. ---->>>

Data helps solve problems. ---->>>

FDA clearance is an important step on the path towards getting genetic information integrated with routine medical care. ---->>>

I carry my iPad and laptop with me everywhere. ---->>>

I think life is pretty awesome. ---->>>

Obesity is awesome from a Wall Street perspective. It's not just one disease - there are all sorts of related diseases to profit from. ---->>>

There's a whole group of people who are 100-plus and have no disease. Why? ---->>>

There's enough data showing that the fitter you are, the better you eat, the more likely you are to stay healthy longer. ---->>>

There's massive government initiatives going around the world, and you see that there's a real enthusiasm for genetics. ---->>>

I think it's important to have flexibility to work wherever is best for you. I actually encourage people to work at the cafe - or from home or wherever works best for them. ---->>>

It's not just professional athletes and soldiers who are at risk from traumatic brain injury. More than 1.7 million people a year sustain a traumatic brain injury, and about 50,000 of them die each year, according the Centers for Disease Control. There are both emotional and financial costs from these injuries. ---->>>

Just as computer technology and the Internet created whole new industries and extraordinary benefits for people that extend into almost every realm of human endeavor from education to transportation to medicine, genetics will undoubtedly benefit people everywhere in ways we can't even imagine but know will surely occur. ---->>>

Nobody can quantify for you what's the impact of eating fiber every day, for instance. We can say we think it's good. But some people might say 'Oh, it reduces your risk of colon cancer by 20%, some people might say it reduces your risk by 25%.' ---->>>

I do believe at some point in time everyone will be genotyped at birth. ---->>>

We have been trained not to think about our health care until there's a problem. ---->>>

As a parent, the most responsible thing I can do is get as much information about my children as possible so I can then think through how I can make them as healthy as possible. ---->>>

It's worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic factors that could explain why traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term disabilities in some people and not in others. ---->>>

23andMe is pleased to bring public funding to bear on data and research driven by the public - our more than 180,000 customers. ---->>>

23andMe set out to try and change healthcare - this is not an easy business. This is not a coffee shop in Austin. ---->>>

Being able to do research in a real-time way is the way research needs to be done in the future. ---->>>

Fashion was never my forte. ---->>>

I don't necessarily want my physician making all my decisions. ---->>>

I first heard about 'genes' when I was six years old. At dinner one night, I heard my mom tell my sister, 'It's in your genes.' ---->>>

I guess I'm just fiercely independent. ---->>>

I had a very unusual childhood in that I grew up on the Stanford campus and I never moved. ---->>>

I have always been interested in health care and doing something that is dramatic. ---->>>

I like company lunches because I think going out wastes valuable time; plus, a lot of good ideas come up over lunch. ---->>>

I think the biggest problem in clinical trials is that they are underpowered. And that fundamentally, the studies are just too small. ---->>>

I usually start my day when my kids wake up. ---->>>

I'm action-oriented. ---->>>

If consumers were more empowered, they would take more responsibility for their health. ---->>>

Knowing your genetic health risks will help you make better decisions. ---->>>

My mom was a problem solver. ---->>>

My parents were passionate about what they did, very cheap, and very focused on doing good in society. ---->>>

Physicians should be genotyped. ---->>>

The consumer is really underutilized in health care. ---->>>

The world needs more social innovations. ---->>>

There's nothing worse than walking into a hospital and seeing people sick and miserable and having a horrible treatment. ---->>>

We don't have enough data about how lifestyle decisions impact our health. ---->>>

I think it is absolutely crazy in this day and age that I have to go through a trial and error method to see if my child is allergic to an antibiotic or peanuts. I should just know. ---->>>

As the knowledge around personalized medicine continues to grow, consumers should expect their healthcare providers to begin to incorporate genetic information into their treatments and preventative care. ---->>>

Everyone's going to die, and everyone's going to get sick at some point. But I do believe that there are choices you can make in life that will make you as healthy as possible. ---->>>

Our approach to medicine is very 19th-century. We are still in the dark ages. We really need to get to the molecular level so that we are no longer groping about in the dark. ---->>>

TIVO was a big shift in how people watched TV, but everyone understood the concept of TV. No one really understands the concept of, well why would I want my genetic information? ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 07-28, 1973
Birthplace: San Mateo County, California, U.S.
Occupation: Scientist

Anne E. Wojcicki ( woh-JIT-skee; Polish: Wójcicka pronounced [vujˈt͡ʃit͡ska]; born July 28, 1973) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief executive officer of the personal genomics company 23andMe. She was formerly married to Google co-Founder Sergey Brin.(wikipedia)