Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Google Invests In Bio-Tech Company 23andMe

(AHN) - Google Inc. recently invested in a bio-tech company in order to help consumers further take advantage of the features the company offers.

The company, 23andMe is owned by Anne Wojcicki who married Google co-founder Sergey Brin in early May. In a statement, the company said Google is one of many companies who invested.

23andMe co-founder Linda Avey said the funding these investors will bring to the table will allow them to connect people with their genetic information, allowing them to better lead their lives. The company got $3.9 million from Google alone.

The company identifies genetic makeup in their clients like inherent traits.

Avey said, "Achieving this significant funding milestone enables us to move forward with our core mission of connecting people with their genetic information."

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