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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – 23andMe Co-founder Linda Avey has left the personal genomics services company to start a foundation that will focus on Alzheimer's disease. The foundation Avey will run will use the 23andMe research platform to search for causes of and treatments for the disease.

Avey's departure was effective as of Sept. 4, the day the announcement was made.

Avey and co-founder Anne Wojcicki started the company together around three years ago.

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