Linday Avey, Michele Cargill, Geoffrey Ginsburg, Stuart Kim, and Eric Rasmussen

Oct 31, 2017

Exploragen has appointed Linday Avey, Michele Cargill, Geoffrey Ginsburg, Stuart Kim, and Eric Rasmussen to its advisory board. Avey is a co-founder of 23andMe and of Precise.ly, as well as a member of the Board of Fellows at Stanford University School of Medicine; Cargill is a co-founder and fellow at Invitae; Ginsburg is professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Duke University and the founder of the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative; Rasmussen is vice president of consumer insights at Groupon; and Kim is professor emeritus of developmental biology and genetics at Stanford University. 

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