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The BBC speaks with 23andMe's Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki about their company and their motivation. "The reason we started this company is that we really dramatically wanted to change healthcare," Wojcicki tells the BBC. Avey adds that they think that if people know their genetic information, they will take better care of themselves. The BBC also mentions that FDA is "warming to personal gene services," though the public still has some concerns.

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