Confirm or Deny: Anne Wojcicki

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Confirm or Deny: Anne Wojcicki

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Maureen Dowd: Google has too much power.

Anne Wojcicki: I would say they have too much power in the real estate market and they’re driving up my rent.

In addition to a cardboard cutout of The Rock, 23andMe’s office is furnished with stuff, including a green couch, from your first New York apartment.

Sure is.

You can’t get enough of the show “Riverdale.”

I don’t know what that is. I don’t have time for TV. My kids just got into “The Simpsons,” which has been a lot of fun. Richard Plepler just gave me all the CDs of “Silicon Valley” so I can watch them on the plane. I watched the first episode and there was sort of that moment of silence, like, “Wow, this is really close to home.” Like when I saw the FiveFinger toe shoes, I was like, “Oh, that was a good detail.”

You disapproved of Sergey wearing FiveFinger toe shoes to The New York Times editorial board meeting.

No, I liked all the crazy. He also had spring shoes, shoes with a spring in the back of them for people with back problems. He wore them a lot. Sergey’s amazingly creative. I mean, that’s the fun of him. The stuff that comes out of his mouth sometimes is just extraordinary. He really genuinely sees the world in a different way. He’s also not worried about what people think of him.

There is too much capital chasing only a handful of good ideas.

I think there’s a lot of capital chasing other capital.

Regulators should leave Silicon Valley alone.

No. I think there’s a balance.

You spend more money on Goop than on Amazon.

Oh, I live on Amazon. I’m buying something right now.

If you had been invited to the tech conference to meet President-elect Trump at Trump Tower, you would have gone.

I’m trying to stay out of politics right now.

If you are not genetically a morning person, you can never change that.

I think you can train your body. I did.

You want to know how you’re going to die.

I would like to know when. And then I could plan.

Read more from Maureen Dowd’s interview with Anne Wojcicki here.

Analysis: In Mocking Franken, Trump Ignores His Own Past

  • Last fall, a recording was made public of Donald J. Trump boasting about groping women, followed by a succession of women who said it was more than bragging.
  • A typical politician might not have taken to Twitter to mock Senator Al Franken for similar accusations, but Mr. Trump has made the atypical choice a common one.

How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

  • Disruptions and delays have roiled the city’s public transportation system this year.
  • But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.

South Korean doctors found a North Korean defector’s intestines riddled with parasitic worms.

South Korean doctors operating on an injured North Korean soldier found parasitic worms crawling in his dietary tract, a symptom of poor hygiene and nutrition.

Top Russian Official Tried to Set Trump and Putin Meeting

  • The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
  • As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.

The sexual assault claims against Mr. Franken have set off a debate to assess the line between abuse and mistake.

Mr. Franken, a veteran of both comedy and politics — two industries under increased scrutiny for fostering cultures where sexual abuse is pervasive — was targeted by Republicans.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing storm damage are expected to transform Florida and its politics.

The impact of this latest wave is likely to stretch from schools and housing to the work force.


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