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|Born||1960 (age 58–59)|
|Alma mater||Augustana University (1978-1982, B.S.)|
|Known for||Co-founder of 23andMe Precise.Ly, Inc.|
|Institutions||23andMe Precise.Ly, Inc.|
Avey, Linda. https://twitter.com/lindaavey. Retrieved June 1, 2018
Linda Avey is a U.S. biologist and entrepreneur, responsible for the creation and development of multiple companies based in the United States. Her work has focused mainly on the services of genetic information and medical advancement.
Avery was born in 1960, in South Dakota, United States. She attended Augustana University, where she received a Bachelors of Science in the field of Biology in 1982. Prior to her professional career in the fields of marketing and entrepreneurship, Avey collaborated with Affymetrix and Perlegen Sciences on multiple translational research projects, which mainly focused on genetic variations.
In April 1999 Avey began working as a sales executive with the Chamber Corporation. For a period of 20 years, she continued her path in the fields of sales and business development in the field of biopharmaceuticals. During this time Avey partnered with Spotfire to conduct research related to data visualization and applied biosystems.
In March 2006 Avey, Anne Wojcicki, and Paul Cusenza founded 23andMe, which is credited with being the world's first personal genetics service company. About three years later Avey stepped down as the company co-owner and launched the Brainstorm Research Foundation, which focuses on accelerating research on the prevention and alleviation of Alzheimer's disease.
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