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23andMe CEO Says US Is Falling Behind in DNA Race

Aug. 10, 2022, 8:28 PM

23andMe Holding Co. Chief Executive Officer Anne Wojcickisays the US is lagging behind countries like the UK and China in the race to understand the human genome.


  • “The US is far behind countries like the UK,” Wojcicki said Wednesday during an interview on “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” on Bloomberg Television.


  • While the US recently launched a program to decode diverse American genomes, Wojcicki said, “the UK has already leap-frogged us” with their genetic database program.


  • Truly understanding the genome, she said, will take the cooperation of many nations working together, in order to have something like “100 million people who ...