Why biotech is wooing data scientists from tech companies

By November 9, 2016Uncategorized
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SAN FRANCISCO — Amy Gershkoff has seen the power of Ancestry.com first hand: In assembling their family tree, her relatives uncovered and reconnected with a long-lost branch of the family.

Now imagine accelerating the search-and-find power of Ancestry by combining its 80 million family trees, volumes of supporting historic records and 2.5 million consumer genomic samples in the company’s San Francisco-based AncestryDNA data base.

“Ancestry’s connection to people is deep and profound because they’re…