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The Genome Company

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Our story began in the 1970s with a young student passionate about one thing: DNA. George Church's work set countless genetic discoveries into motion, including the Human Genome Project — the first initiative to map all genes in the human genome.

About Veritas George Church
George Church, Ph.D., Founder, SAB Chairman

George, along with a group of visionaries and scientists, including leaders from Harvard Medical School's Personal Genome Project, co-founded Veritas with the idea of bringing the benefits of genomic data to millions of people globally.

Now, with the help of machine learning and AI, Veritas is pushing the boundaries of how people interact with their genomic data and integrate it into their daily lives.

We are here to change the way the world thinks about genomics. But, don’t take our word for it:

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Click here to check out the details of our 2016, 2017, and 2018 Fast Company and CNBC awards.

We’re creating a new health paradigm empowering consumers and their physicians to make better choices leading to healthier, longer lives.

We provide:

  • Consumers with cutting edge genetic testing and interpretation. We were the first in offering whole genome sequencing and interpretation for $999 (in the US).
  • Physicians with a dedicated portal to order, track, and review reports for all patients.
  • Researchers with a comprehensive data ecosystem to complement and enhance research.

We're a passionate and dynamic group of over 125 scientists, engineers, genetic counselors, entrepreneurs, and designers driving accessibility to genomics across the globe.

Exec Team George Church
Some of Our Executive Team with Co-Founder George Church

Our labs are state-of-the-art.

We conduct all tests in CLIA certified laboratories, following the strictest and most secure protocols. Our scientists are globally recognized pioneers in genetic screening.

Illumina HiSeqX + NovaSeq
We sequence whole genomes on our Illumina X10 and NovaSeq machines in China and the US.

For more details about our company and our team, see below...

Learn more about why we are here.

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Learn more about what makes us tick.

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All the nitty gritty product details.

Meet our band of smart and fearless leaders.

about veritas mirza
  • MIRZA CIFRIC

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • Life sciences entrepreneur; Former CEO of AbVitro & Head of Corporate Development at FORMA Therapeutics

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  • PRESTON ESTEP III, PHD

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

  • Director of Gerontology; Advisor, Personal Genome Project, Harvard Medical School

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  • JONATHAN ZHAO, PhD

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Asia

  • International business leader; Formerly responsible for Asia strategy and new products, Amgen & Pfizer

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  • MIKE WEBB

President

  • Life sciences executive; founder and CEO of private and public companies in molecular diagnostics and targeted therapeutics

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  • DOUGLAS F. FLOOD

Chief Commercial Officer & General Counsel

  • Former Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel, LoJack Corporation

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  • BIRGITTE SIMEN, PHD

Vice President, Product Development

  • Former senior roles with Roche Diagnostics (454 Life Sciences)

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  • BIRGIT FUNKE, PHD, FACMG

Vice President, Clinical Affairs

  • Board-Certified Clinical Molecular Geneticist; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

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  • TIM SMITH

Chief Operating Officer

  • Former Vice President, Cimpress & Medullan; Chief Operating Officer at True Office

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  • RODRIGO MARTINEZ

Chief Marketing & Design Officer

  • Former Chief Strategist, Life Sciences, IDEO; Principal at Boston Consulting Group; Co-Founder, Harvard Business School’s Life Sciences Project

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  • DIEGO MARTINEZ, PHD

Head of Bioinformatics

  • Former Senior Analyst at Joint Genome Institute; Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute

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  • ALEXANDER (SASHA) WAIT ZARANEK

Head of Quantified Biology

  • Co-Founder at Personal Genome Project, Harvard Medical School; Chief Scientist, Curoverse Research

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  • WARD VANDEWEGE

Vice President, Software Engineering

  • Systems architect at Personal Genome Project, Harvard Medical School; Former CTO at the Free Software Foundation

Meet our medical and scientific experts.

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  • GEORGE CHURCH, PhD

  • Co-Founder, SAB Chairman, Veritas; Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and MIT; Founding core member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard

about veritas peter
  • PETER BLUME-JENSEN, MD, PhD

  • Scientific leader in personalized oncology, targeted oncology therapeutics, and biomarker research; Chief Science Officer, Xtuit; Former executive, Metamark Genetics, Daiichi Sankyo, Merck and Serono

about veritas george siber
  • GEORGE SIBER, MD, PhD

  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical School; Faculty at Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber; Former Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Wyeth

about veritas natasha
  • NATASHA FRANK, MD, FACMG

  • Medical Geneticist and Physician Scientist; Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, VA Boston Genetic Service; Associate Member, Broad Institute

about veritas scott parazynski
  • SCOTT PARAZYNSKI, MD

  • Professor of Practice, Arizona State University; Former NASA Astronaut and Physiologist with expertise in human adaptation to extreme environments

about veritas shamil
  • SHAMIL SUNYAEV, PhD

  • Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chair in Computational Genomics; Research Geneticist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate member, Broad Institute

about veritas hans
  • HANS LEHRACH, PhD

  • Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics; Chief Executive Officer/Chief Science Officer Dahlem Centre for Genome Research & Medical System Biology; Founder, Alacris Theranostics GmbH

about veritas scott patterson
  • SCOTT PATTERSON, PhD

  • Vice President, Biomarker Sciences, Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Former Amgen Executive Director, Medical Sciences; VP, Proteomics, Celera Genomics

about veritas robert green
  • ROBERT C. GREEN, MD, MPH

  • Medical Geneticist and Physician Scientist; Professor of Medicine, Division of Genetics at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Director of the Genomes2People Research Program; Associate Member, Broad Institute

Meet the keepers of our mission and vision.

about veritas mirza
  • MIRZA CIFRIC

  • Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Veritas Genetics; Life sciences entrepreneur; Former CEO of AbVitro & Head of Corporate Development at FORMA Therapeutics

about veritas ann
  • ANN MERRIFIELD

  • Former President, Genzyme Genetics; Former President, Genzyme BioSurgery; MBA, Dartmouth

about veritas chris
  • CHRIS WILFONG

  • Operating Partner with Two River; Senior Advisor to Trustbridge Partners; MBA, MIT Sloan; BS Economics, The Wharton School

about veritas judith
  • JUDITH LI

  • Partner with Lilly Asia Ventures, formerly McKinsey’s healthcare practice; MBA, Harvard Business School; BA Neurobiology, Harvard