Co-founded by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23andMe is a leading DNA testing company that plans to make the human genome searchable. The company was named after the number of chromosome pairs in humans. It 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 neatly categorized and easily searchable data.
*Based on Preferred Stock Price, 23andMe does not have a stock symbol since it is currently private and is yet to have an IPO.
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