Who owns/runs 23andMe? Their home page has two photos, one of an apparent cross between a Norwegian and a Hutu and the other of an Asian man with his all-Asian child.
23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California that claims to be developing new methods and technologies that will enable consumers to understand their own genetic information. The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. 23andMe was founded to "empower individuals and develop new ways of accelerating research." The current cost of 23andMe's product is $499 for both health and ancestry. The ancestry edition costs $399 and the health edition costs $429. The product previously cost $399 for everything. Both Google and New Enterprise Associates have invested in 23andMe.The 23andMe website is currently split into four categories: Health and Traits, Ancestry, Sharing and Community, and Research. They currently test or are researching over 100 diseases, conditions, and traits.Google has invested $3.9M and recently another $2.6M in 23andMe, whose co-founder Anne Wojcicki is married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Genentech is also reported to have invested in 23andMe.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23andMe
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