23andMe, named after the number of chromosome pairs in humans, is a consumer genetics and research company. Co-founded by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe has plans to make the human genome searchable. The company aims to help people understand what their genes mean by indexing the genes and highlighting significant findings. Brin, along with Google, invested $3.9M into the company as part of a Series A in May of 2007. 23andMe allows its customers to study their ancestry, genealogy, and inherited traits. The company also markets to researchers and scientists, for whom they provide categorized and searchable data.
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