NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – 23andMe has named Andy Page to its board of directors. He currently serves as president of Gilt Group. Previously he served as chief operating and financial officer at PlayPhone; chief financial officer and senior vice president of business strategy at StubHub; and has held senior executive positions at Panasas, ONI Systems, and Robertson Stephens & Company.

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