With 23andMe in the news this week, I thought it was a good time to share something I'd never published before. It's a short interview with Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe.
I spoke with Linda a couple years ago at the 2011 Open Science Summit in Mountain View, CA. I asked her a few questions about the advantages and challenges of open science - and how it relates to the businesses of 23andMe and her latest venture, Curious, Inc. She also comments on some of the other interesting open science projects presented at the summit.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
In addition to performing and giving science communication talks for NSF, AAAS, NASA, NIST, ACS and other acronyms, Brian Malow has produced science videos for Time magazine and audio pieces for Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk radio show. He has blogged for Scientific American and worked in science communications at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. He can be found as @sciencecomedianScienceComedian.com.