Anne Wojcicki

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Anne Wojcicki
Born (1973-07-28) July 28, 1973 (age 40)
San Mateo County, California, U.S.
Residence Los Altos Hills, California
Nationality American
Citizenship American
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Biotechnology entrepreneur
Known for Co-founder and CEO of 23andMe
Spouse(s) Sergey Brin (m. 2007) (separated)[1]
Children 2
Parents Stanley Wojcicki
Esther Wojcicki
Relatives Susan Wojcicki (sister)

Anne E. Wojcicki (/wˈɪtski/ woh-JIT-skee; born July 28, 1973)[2] is an American biologist and the co-founder and chief executive officer of the personal genomics company 23andMe.

Life and career[edit]

Wojcicki was born in San Mateo County, California. She is the daughter of Esther Wojcicki (née Hochman), an educator, and Stanley Wojcicki, a physics professor emeritus at Stanford University, and sister of Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube and a former executive at Google.[3] Her mother is Jewish and her father is a Polish American. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in biology in 1996.[4]

After graduating, Wojcicki worked for 10 years overseeing healthcare investments, focusing on biotechnology companies. In 2006, she left the investing world to co-found 23andMe with Linda Avey.[5] 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California that provides rapid genetic testing.[6] The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. Their personal genome test kit was named Invention of the Year by Time magazine in 2008.[7]

Wojcicki married Google co-founder Sergey Brin in May 2007.[8] They have a son, Benji, born in December 2008, and a daughter born in late 2011.[9] News reports on August 28, 2013 announced that Wojcicki and Brin are living separately but that they were not legally separated.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallon, Bridget (4 September 2013). "Huffington Post". Huffington Post. 
  2. ^ Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905-1995, under WOJCICKI, ANNE E, on 18 July 1973 in San Mateo County.
  3. ^ Barry Schwartz (27 February 2013). "Anne Wojcicki, Google's Co-Founders Wife, On TMZ With Google Glass". Search Engine Roundtable. Retrieved 2 July 2013. "Anne Wojcicki, married to Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin and the sister of Susan Wojcicki, a Google executive..." 
  4. ^ 23andMe. "board members". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  5. ^ 23andMe. "corporate info". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fact Sheet". 23andme.com. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Hamilton, Anita (29 October 2008). "Best Inventions of 2008". Content Time. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Hafner, Katie (29 May 2007). "Silicon Valley Wide-Eyed Over a Bride". New York Times. Retrieved 2 July 2013. "Anne Wojcicki, the 33-year-old former health care investment analyst who this month married a handsome young computer scientist.." 
  9. ^ The Way I Work: Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe
  10. ^ Gannes, Liz (2013-08-28). "Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki Have Split". All Things Digital.