Anne Wojcicki

One of the best aspects of health care reform is it starts to emphasize prevention.
Anne Wojcicki

I’m not going to change; I’m very stubborn in this way. I am what I am.
Anne Wojcicki

Data helps solve problems.
Anne Wojcicki

It’s not just professional athletes and soldiers who are at risk from traumatic brain injury. More than 1.7 million people a year sustain a traumatic brain injury, and about 50,000 of them die each year, according the Centers for Disease Control. There are both emotional and financial costs from these injuries.
Anne Wojcicki

If you don’t read it, you don’t know. I mean, that’s why I have a PR team. They read it and tell me if there’s something, and that keeps you focused. I know my family and me well enough; why do I need to read about myself? I’m not going to change, I’m very stubborn in this way. I am what I am.
Anne Wojcicki
Family, Change, Myself
Nobody can quantify for you what’s the impact of eating fiber every day, for instance. We can say we think it’s good. But some people might say ‘Oh, it reduces your risk of colon cancer by 20%, some people might say it reduces your risk by 25%.’
Anne Wojcicki

Obesity is awesome from a Wall Street perspective. It’s not just one disease – there are all sorts of related diseases to profit from.
Anne Wojcicki

I get parking tickets all the time.
Anne Wojcicki

I think we are definitely suffering from an information overload, but I believe that there is going to be better and better ways of organizing that information and processing it so that it will enhance your daily life.
Anne Wojcicki

I spend a lot of my spare time with my family. My sisters, parents, and in-laws all live nearby.
Anne Wojcicki

I think the biggest problem in clinical trials is that they are underpowered. And that fundamentally, the studies are just too small.
Anne Wojcicki

The reality is that the only way change comes is when you lead by example.
Anne Wojcicki

If we can actually decrease the failure rate from nine out of 10 drugs failing in clinical trials and instead have seven out of 10 instead failing, that is a major victory for drug discovery and for people having better therapy.
Anne Wojcicki

One of the things that got me interested in genetics was the relationship between genes and environment. We are all dealt a certain deck of cards, but our environment can influence the outcomes.
Anne Wojcicki

I’m at a slightly higher risk for type 2 diabetes, and my grandmother had diabetes. My hemoglobin a1c, which is one of the measures, started being a little high when I was drinking a ton of that coconut water.
Anne Wojcicki

April 25th is DNA Day. I know, you probably had no idea.
Anne Wojcicki

I feel that gender balance in the work environment is actually the best recipe for success.
Anne Wojcicki

A solid foundation in genetics is increasingly important for everyone.
Anne Wojcicki

Big challenges are an accumulation of small challenges.
Anne Wojcicki

We all want our genetic information. Why would you not want genetic information?
Anne Wojcicki

Some genetic variants can be informative about one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Anne Wojcicki

It’s interesting: I think, genetically, there are people who need different things, like exercise. I need the exercise, others not so much, and I think more and more, we’ll start to understand why people’s bodies function in certain ways.
Anne Wojcicki

There should be choice in healthcare.
Anne Wojcicki

23andme is very independent and committed to focusing on transparency.
Anne Wojcicki

Just as computer technology and the Internet created whole new industries and extraordinary benefits for people that extend into almost every realm of human endeavor from education to transportation to medicine, genetics will undoubtedly benefit people everywhere in ways we can’t even imagine but know will surely occur.
Anne Wojcicki

I was brought up with a scientific outlook on life. It’s the way my father deciphers the world – whether it’s football, politics or hairstyles. So I don’t get anxious about the future, because I was raised to believe and accept that nothing stays the same, and the best way to survive is to adapt.
Anne Wojcicki

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