23andMe’s CEO Anne Wojcicki sat down for an interview with Kai Ryssdal, senior editor of Marketplace, and discussed how genetics is the future of healthcare. The introduction to the feature/article:
“Genetic data has a lot of medical implications for everyone. Genes can explain your current state of health, your ancestry, even what sorts of diseases you may be more susceptible to. The DNA service company 23andMe wants to collect all of that valuable data and use it to tell customers more about their health.
“I really believe that we’re trying to do things that democratize health care for people,” says Wojcicki.”