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Helix Scientific Advisory Board

Helix has appointed seven inaugural members to its newly formed scientific advisory board: Goncalo Abecasis, Atul Butte, Nita Farahany, Judy Garber, Robert Green, Keith Stewart, and Spencer Wells.

  • Abecasis is a Felix E. Moore collegiate professor of biostatistics, and chair of the department of biostatistics at the University of Michigan.

  • Butte is a professor of pediatrics, and director of the Institute of Computational Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

  • Farahany is a professor of law and philosophy, director of Duke Sciences & Society at Duke University, and a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioiethical Issues.

  • Garber is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and director at the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Green, who will serve as the board's chair, is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Genomes2People research program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also an associate member of the Broad Institute.

  • Stewart is the Carlson and Nelson endowed Director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak professor of cancer research.

  • Wells is a population geneticist, author, and entrepreneur. He is also co-founder and chief product officer of Embark Veterinary, and an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin.