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Robert Gentleman 

Consumer genetics firm 23andMe has appointed Robert Gentleman, formerly of Genentech, as its VP of computational biology.

The company recently announced it would launch a therapeutic division led by Richard Scheller, who was executive VP of research and early development at Genentech. Scheller is slated to join 23andMe at the start of April as chief science officer and the head of the therapeutics division.

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