Linda Avey – LeWeb 2008 interview




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Linda Avey is the Co-Founder of 23andMe, a company which enables people to access and understand their own personal genetic information. Basically they are using the curiosity of a human being to find out more about themselves, but want to help them at the same time. As they describe it:

23andMe, Inc. is the leading personal genetics company dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools.

We talk about

  • what kind of information you get back and how to use it
  • how many samples they have in their database and how they use it
  • privacy and security of the data
  • what they hope to track / research and share with others
  • from anchestry up to "how much does coffee work on me?"

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