Getting into Your Genes: Esther Dyson of 23andMe at Bluewater Wellness

Esther Dyson is a celebrated journalist, author, businesswoman, investor, commentator, philanthropist, and director of 23andMe, the world’s first genetic service available directly to the public. On June 1 at 6:30 p.m., Dyson will be joining Dr. Ramona Wallace at Bluewater Wellness, 17212 Van Wagoner Road, Spring Lake, to discuss how genetics is playing a role in today’s health care.

Dyson is at the forefront of the genetic movement; she was one of the first ten people to volunteer her genetic data, medical records and personal information with researchers for the Personal Genome Project, which aims to make personal genome sequencing more affordable, accessible and useful to humankind. As a renowned angel investor, she is significantly invested in dozens of startups focused on spearheading the future of healthcare such as Genomera, Habit Labs, HealthEngage and Trial Networks, among others. In 2017, she founded the Health Intervention Coordinating Council (HICCup), a self-appointed counseling service aimed at persuading communities to embrace a long-term perspective about wellness and launch a full-scale intervention in their communities.

The event is free, must RSVP by calling 616-296-2422.

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