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Latest 6 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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The Future of Personalized Wellness with Anne Wojcicki and Dr. Molly Maloof

First In Line with Brit Morin

Imagine waking up and knowing exactly what foods you need, how much to move, what to drink, and the exact time to go to sleep to feel your best every day. It might seem far-fetched, but the world of personalized wellness is emerging, and it's changing the way we understand the human body and what is possible. In this episode of First In Line, we're joined by Anne Wojciki, the CEO of 23andMe, and Dr. Molly Maloof, a biohacker focused on human optimization. You'll learn about the things you can do today to feel, look, and perform better than ever — and the innovations of tomorrow that are helping you optimize every aspect of your health.—Where to Find Anne Wojcicki: • Twitter: https://twitter.com/annewoj23• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annewoj23Where to Dr. Molly Maloof:• Twitter: https://twitter.com/mollymaloofmd• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmolly.co• Website: https://drmolly.co/—Thank you to our sponsor for making this episode possible:This episode is brought to you by LMNT. LMNT is a delicious electrolyte drink mix with all of the things you need and none of the junk. It contains a science-backed electrolyte ratio: 1000 mg sodium, 200 mg potassium, 60 mg magnesium. LMNT can help prevent and eliminate headaches, muscle cramps, fatigue, sleeplessness, and other common symptoms of electrolyte deficiency. It tastes amazing and is great after a workout or one too many drinks :)Right now LMNT is offering our listeners a free sample pack with any order. That’s 8 single serving packets FREE with any LMNT order. Get yours at DrinkLMNT.com/BRIT. And it’s so good they have a no questions asked refund policy but you won’t need it.Production and marketing by https://penname.co.—In this episode, we cover:(04:40) Why Anne created 23andMe to empower consumers(09:40) The importance of having data about your genetics(14:39) What information can you learn from genetic testing(15:50) How insurance companies operate through cost analysis and do not optimize for patient experience(16:35) What is Factor V Leiden and how can learning if you have this mutation save your life(18:53) Why nutrition studies are hard to do—and which information is actually helpful and actionable (21:06) How Dr. Molly finds the optimal diet for each patient(23:07) Which genes influence how nutrients are metabolized (24:55) Where to go to have your 23andMe data interpreted(27:07) The controversy of the MTHFR gene (29:14) What is the warrior gene(30:05) Why some studies are not relevant to all groups of people(31:00) What genetic information can conclusively show and what is it not likely to show(33:31) What your genetics show about sleep and why if you’re at risk for diabetes, you should go to bed before 10:00 PM(35:20) Why you should learn how you metabolize caffeine(38:00) Tools and tips from Anne(44:46) Anne’s thoughts on what’s next with using data, health, and genetic interplay—Referenced:• 23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/• Factor V Leiden: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17896-factor-v-leiden• APOE gene: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/gene/apoe/• VDR gene: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/gene/vdr/• About methylation: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/methylation• About PEMT and choline deficiency: https://selfdecode.com/app/article/choline-deficiency-pemt/• Gene Food: https://www.mygenefood.com/• Our Take On the MTHFR Gene: https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/our-take-on-the-mthfr-gene/• Genetic Genie: https://geneticgenie.org/• Oura Ring: https://ouraring.com/• Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/• Fitbit: https://www.fitbit.com/• Glucose Revolution: https://www.amazon.com/Glucose-Revolution-Life-Changing-Power-Balancing/dp/1982179414• Levels Health: https://www.levelshealth.com/• Hanu Health: https://www.hanuhealth.com/• Heads Up: https://headsuphealth.com/23andMe does not endorse third-party interpretation of 23andMe customers' results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Oct 2022

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How Impatience Fuels Innovation with Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe

Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel

Three years after the first human genome was sequenced, Anne Wojcicki cofounded 23andMe. After a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare, Anne started a new career chapter as a founder working to empower people with direct access to genetic information. Fast-forward and 23andMe has become the only personal genetic test with FDA authorization to deliver health information directly to consumers. To date, over 12 million people have taken a 23andMe DNA test kit. Anne shares why she adopted a low-margin and high-volume business strategy, why she believes personalized medicine is the future, and how figuring out time management was one of her biggest hurdles.


21 Sep 2022

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The David Rubenstein Show

Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe CEO and co-founder, talks about surprising customers, the importance of genomics and going public with help from Richard Branson. She's on "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations." This was recorded July 21 in Palo Alto.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Aug 2022

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Anne Wojcicki, Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe

Money is Not Evil Podcast

"By having a large amount of data, we are starting to understand, what does the human genome mean?"   In this View From The Top, Alexandra Eitel, MBA '22 sits down with Anne Wojcicki, Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe to discuss breaking down inequality through genetics, statistical power, building trust with transparency , and how digital healthcare is being revolutionized.  "I think there should be transparency and there should be choice," says Wojcicki. 👉Become a Paid Subscriber: anchor.fm/ge 👉Get my free book: https://fierce-composer-3082.ck.page/f7262cf1ed 👉SUBSCRIBE/ Leave a Review TO THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/getu-chandler


26 Jul 2022

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S5E9: Anne Wojcicki: There’s No Such Thing as the Perfect Dataset

Stanford GSB: View From The Top

Alexandra Eitel, MBA ’22, sits down with Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe to discuss breaking down inequality through genetics and how leaders should build trust by being unabashedly honest. “The guiding principle for 23andMe is transparency and choice. It’s the choice whether you want to get your genetic information, the choice if you want to participate in research, the choice that you don’t want to do all these things. And I think that’s one of the issues I have in healthcare — most times you’re not provided choice and you’re not provided transparency.”Wojcicki also recounts stories from the early days of 23andMe to how she’s navigating hybrid work today. “Everything is about being redefined,” she says. “Work environments are never going to be the same. And so, how do you really have a hybrid environment? And even at different policies, talking to companies about what are you doing for return to office, or are people coming in. How do you manage vaccinations? Everything has been nonstop of helping manage.”Watch this interview on our YouTube channel.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


30 Jun 2022

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Minnie Questions with Anne Wojcicki


Minnie Driver questions Anne Wojcicki, founder, and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe. Anne shares how her childhood community influenced her business approach, a story of a divided family united by a surprising genetic connection, and the time she went to Siberia in search of peace and quiet.  If you like this episode, check out more from the 22 other creators who are also part of this journey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 May 2022

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Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver

Minnie questions Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe. Anne shares how her childhood community influenced her business approach, a story of a divided family united by a surprising genetic connection, and the time she went to Siberia in search of peace and quiet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


27 Apr 2022

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23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki on Personalizing Healthcare with Genetic Data

A Healthier Future

Health is so personal, yet healthcare can feel anything but personalized. Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder of 23andMe, is on a mission to change that.In this episode of A Healthier Future, Anne explains what led her on the journey to create a personal genomics company. 23andMe offers home DNA kits to help people understand their ancestry and learn what their genetics say about their health. In Anne’s eyes, people need the right tools to make more informed decisions about their own healthcare, and 23andMe is a key part of that. We hear what epiphanies about the healthcare industry set Anne on a mission to help people take more control over their own health. Anne also explains what it is to be a “daring CEO” and how she tries to be a mentor to others.  Anne also discusses how she manages her work-life balance, why it’s important for employees to be happy at home to be productive at work, and how her upbringing shaped her view of the world.Listen to the full episode to hear:Anne’s balanced approach to mixing business and personal lifeHow Anne’s upbringing inspired her Where the idea behind 23andMe came fromWhy Anne felt the healthcare industry focused on the wrong thingsWhat it means to be a patient advocateWhy 23andMe acquired Lemonaid HealthWhat it means to be a daring CEO


14 Mar 2022

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Anne Wojcicki on Following Your Curiosity

9 to 5ish with theSkimm

Anne Wojcicki always followed her interests. From sneaking into figure skating rinks as a kid, to taking her interest in genetics to the next level and co-founding the genetics company 23andMe, Anne told us how she’s built her career off curiosity. And as 23andMe has faced challenges from regulators and privacy advocates over the years, Anne had to dig into her passion even more to boost morale. In this episode, Anne shares:  The 23andMe origin story What boosted morale on her team Why she actively seeks out feedback from naysayers  How she’s played the long game with building her company How the tech world has changed for women


16 Feb 2022

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20VC: 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki on How To Approach Trust in Business and Personal Relationships, Leadership Lessons from Sheryl Sandberg and Reflections on How The Best Founders Manage Their Boards

The Twenty Minute VC (20VC): Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Anne Wojcicki is the Founder & CEO @ 23andme, offering DNA testing with the most comprehensive ancestry breakdown, personalized health insights, and more. To date, Anne has raised over $1BN for the company from the likes of Sequoia, GV, NEA and many more incredible names. Prior to founding 23andMe, Anne spent a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare and felt frustrated by a system built around monetizing illness instead of incentivizing prevention. If that was not enough, Anne is also on the board of Cazoo and The Anne Wojcicki Foundation and is an active angel investor with investments in the likes of Embark and Maven Clinic. In Today’s Episode with Anne Wojcicki You Will Learn: 1.) How Anne made her way from Wall St healthcare investing to founding one of the leading healthcare companies of the last decade in 23andme? 2.) Trust and Friendship: How does Anne determine whether someone is genuine or is being transactional? What are the signs? How does Anne approach trust in relationships? Start from a base of full trust and it is to be lost or start with none and it is to be gained? What does Anne believe are the core of the best and most healthy relationships she has? 3.) Leadership: How does Anne reflect on her own decision-making processes today? How does Anne create a safe space where her team feel they can pushback on her and tell her how they feel? How does Anne approach internal role migration? What does Anne do to get the very best out of her team? How has Anne's leadership style changed over the years? How has being on the board of Cazoo changed how Anne reflects on her own board leadership? What have been some of her biggest lessons from Alex Chesterman? 4.) AMA: What is the hardest element of Anne's role with 23andme? What is Anne's morning routine? What 3 traits would Anne most want her children to have? Anne can have a billboard anywhere, what do it say on it and why? What would Anne most like to change in the world of healthcare over the next decade?  


24 Jan 2022