Dr. James Weber
Dr. James Weber founded PreventionGenetics in 2004 with a vision of “disease prevention through genetic testing.” An internationally-acclaimed research scientist, Dr. Weber was a major contributor to The Human Genome Project. His discovery of Short Tandem Repeat Polymorphisms (microsatellites) and the creation of the Marshfield Maps of the human genome was a significant advance in human genetics. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications. In 1986, Dr. Weber joined Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation where he was a senior research scientist, director of the Center for Medical Genetics, and Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Mammalian Genotyping Service.