Personal genetic testing firm 23andMe has hired Jill Hagenkord as its chief medical officer. She will be the company's liaison to physician, medical, genetics and research industry groups, and oversee laboratory operations.

Before joining 23andMe, Hagenkord was senior VP of medical strategy for InVitae, another genetics firm. She has subspecialty training in both pathology/oncology informatics and molecular genetic pathology.

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