Joseph Ar­ron march­es to the beat of his own drum at 23andMe; Ex-Voy­ager CFO joins Sek Kathire­san at Verve Ther­a­peu­tics

Joseph Ar­ron is some­times re­ferred to as the black sheep of his fam­i­ly. While every­one else is a pro­fes­sion­al mu­si­cian, he was al­ways more in­ter­est­ed in sci­ence.

“I played mu­sic, but I was nev­er that keen on pur­su­ing that as a ca­reer,” Ar­ron says, adding that his dad played in or­ches­tras, his mom was the di­rec­tor of Carnegie Hall, and his broth­er is a pro­fes­sion­al cel­list.

Ar­ron is a mae­stro in a dif­fer­ent kind of field — and now, ge­net­ic da­ta will be the mu­sic to his ears as he leaves a 15-year ca­reer at Genen­tech to be­come 23andMe’s new CSO.

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