|Google Buys Stake in Genomics Info Start up Company|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 23 May 2007 15:36:18 -0500
Google Inc. has taken a small stake in a biotech company that was|
co-founded by the wife of one of Google's founders, Sergey Brin,
Google said in a U.S. regulatory filing on Tuesday.
Google said it had invested $3.9 million in the company, called
23andMe is a privately held company that promises to help consumers
Besides Google, the initial round of outside funding in 23andMe includes
Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe, was married earlier this month
Prior to Google's investment in 23andMe, Brin provided around $2.6
Genentech's Chief Executive Arthur Levinson is a member of the board
Linda Avey, a 20-year veteran of the biotech industry, is a co-founder
Esther Dyson, a veteran analyst of the computer and Internet industries,
More details on 23andMe can be found at http://23andme.com/about.html/
Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.
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