Anne Wojcicki 3

Genetic testing in the future is going to be seen as critical as testing your cholesterol.
Anne Wojcicki

A lot of genetic testing hasn’t been integrated into healthcare because it has been expensive. I want to make people realise that they have the ability to be in charge of their own health.
Anne Wojcicki

People are used to dealing with risk. You are told if you smoke, you are at higher risk of lung cancer. And I think people are able to also understand, when they are told they are a carrier for a genetic disease, that is not a risk to them personally but something that they could pass on to children.
Anne Wojcicki

I think we’re just scratching the surface. One of the most exciting aspects of 23andMe is that we’re enabling you to watch a revolution unfold live during your lifetime, and I think that the decoding of the genome, in my opinion, is the most fascinating discovery of our lifetime, and you get to be part of it.
Anne Wojcicki
Revolution, Live, Opinion
I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about genetic information and what you can and cannot learn. One of the things we try to do is educate individuals that knowing information is empowering.
Anne Wojcicki

You may not know your complete family history, but the reality is everyone has something, and as you get older, you start to worry about these things more. Health is not sort of like a 6-month project. Health is a lifetime accumulation of behaviors.
Anne Wojcicki

I think that the idea of people wanting to steal your genome remains a little bit in the world of science fiction. It’s a new technology, and it’s new science that people are becoming familiar with. It’s critical for us to do everything we can to enable the privacy level that people want.
Anne Wojcicki

It’s up to all of us, the consumers, to take charge of our health. It’s almost like voting. It’s your responsibility.
Anne Wojcicki

The paternalism of the medical industry is insane.
Anne Wojcicki

I believe that we all have freedom to shape our own life and the world around us.
Anne Wojcicki

The fact that my environment influences my life so much – and that my environment is in my control – gives me a great sense of empowerment over my health and my life.
Anne Wojcicki

I think that for people who are trying to make a difference, you have to start the company being naive. You wouldn’t do it if you understood all the work. I work a lot. I wish it was easier.
Anne Wojcicki

I’ve come to the conclusion that you shouldn’t have to see a genetic counselor. It should be a choice.
Anne Wojcicki

My divorce wasn’t fun.
Anne Wojcicki

I have an unreasonably optimistic view of the world.
Anne Wojcicki

You should know how to take care of yourself. That’s one of the things that I got from my mother most – she always said that if you don’t take care of yourself, no one will.
Anne Wojcicki

I hope that Los Altos is one of the first cities to have self-driving cars, and if that’s true, well, awesome, because there’s a lot of parking lots that we could get rid of and use for parks. That would be amazing!
Anne Wojcicki

You don’t necessarily want your physician to have all your information.
Anne Wojcicki

I grew up with my mom being very, very cheap, so when it’s free, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s free – I have to take as much as I can!’
Anne Wojcicki

I think being on a constraint with money makes you much more creative.
Anne Wojcicki

There’s not enough competition and innovation in healthcare.
Anne Wojcicki

One of the most exciting aspects of 23andMe is that we’re enabling you to watch a revolution unfold live during your lifetime, and I think that the decoding of the genome, in my opinion, is the most fascinating discovery of our lifetime, and you get to be part of it.
Anne Wojcicki

I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about genetic information and what you can and cannot learn.
Anne Wojcicki

Health is not sort of like a 6-month project. Health is a lifetime accumulation of behaviors.
Anne Wojcicki

I think that the idea of people wanting to steal your genome remains a little bit in the world of science fiction.
Anne Wojcicki

In Silicon Valley, you want things done instantly.
Anne Wojcicki

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