Dissecting Sci-Fi Fears

Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe

Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, talks about how ethical concerns over genetic research sometimes stem from science fiction. She uses the example of recent breakthroughs in gene editing, and how, despite existing knowledge about genetic disorders, we still can’t use innovations like “CRISPR” to cure them. That, Wojcicki says, fuels her passion to completely understand the human genome.