Some in the MS community may not know us yet, but Genentech has a long history of scientific achievements that goes back 40 years.


is in our DNA.

The Genentech journey began with the unlikely meeting between a venture capitalist and a scientist, two men united by a shared passion for a seemingly crazy idea–that if we look inside, into the very fabric of our DNA, we might find a way to help people suffering from the world’s worst medical conditions.

And while we’ve succeeded in some areas, there is still so much to do. So we do the everyday work. We follow the science.

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