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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Co-founder and CEO, 23andMe

Born: July 28, 1973, San Mateo, California

Education: BS in biology, Yale University

Early Marker: Spent the last 10 years as a health-care investment analyst, focused mainly on biotech companies.

Big Idea: Named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a human cell, 23andMe sells personal genome-cell tests so individuals can explore their DNA. The FDA blocked the company's initial efforts to sell health-related reports that reveal a customer's health condition and genetic background, but the company recently gained approval to offer the service in Canada.

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