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SILICON VALLEY MEETS SCIENCE IN GROUNDBREAKING NEW STUDY

Digging deeper 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki wants scientists to use her genomic database to scale research.

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This past August, with backing from Pfizer, researchers from 23andMe and Massachusetts General Hospital sent a ripple through the scientific community with the announcement that they had identified

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