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People in the News: Jul 12, 2011 (rev. 1)


23andMe has appointed Ashley Ledbetter Dombkowski to chief business officer. She was previously a member of the board of directors and will report to CEO Anne Wojcicki.

Dombkowski joins 23andMe after 11 years at MPM Capital where she served as managing director and a member of the firm's investment committee. Prior to MPM she was a healthcare analyst at Tiger Management and Dresdner RCM Global Investors. She holds a PhD in mathematics from Rice University and a BA in mathematics from Wellesley College.

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