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23 and Me a Corporate storage center for personal DNA – Now Collecting DNA on African Americans !

Posted in Black Genocide, DNA, Eugenics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Google Invests Another $2.6M in 23andMe
June 19, 2009
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Google has invested $2.6 million in 23andMe through a Series B financing, according to a US Securities and Exchange filing by Google yesterday.
Google has invested around $7 million thus far in the consumer genetics startup. Two years ago, Google invested $3.9 million in 23andMe through a Series A round of financing. It also purchased $500,000 of 23andMe’s Series A preferred stock from a private investor in 2007.

Sergey Brin, president of technology and a co-founder of Google is the husband of 23andMe Co-founder Anne Wojcicki. He previously invested around $10 million of his own money in 23andMe’s convertible debt financing, which was converted into Series B preferred stock as part of 23andMe’s Series B round.

Google noted in the SEC filing that the valuation of the Series B investment was determined by 23andMe and New Enterprise Associates — a venture capital investor in 23andMe — in which Google did not play a role.

23andMe has not yet disclosed how much in total it raised through the Series B round or the names of the other investors in addition to Google and New Enterprise Associates.
Google also disclosed in the filing that it had entered into a lease agreement with 23andMe, but it did not provide further details.

Corporate Info
https://www.23andme.com/about/corporate/

NOW THEY WANT TO COLLECT DNA ON AFRICAN AMERICANS:

From the ROOT:

To significantly boost the amount of genetic information collected about African Americans — which allows people to peer deeper into their ancestry and also to improve their medical care — a California-based genetic-testing company is offering free access to its Web-based service.

The company, 23andMe, is inviting 10,000 adults of African descent to sign up for a free account — waiving the $399 fee — and provide a saliva sample, agree that their genetic information can be used for research and answer a series of online health surveys. (For your free kit, visit 23andme.com/store, add a kit to your cart and upon checkout, enter this code for The Root readers: QDPEBG. This is a limited enrollment offer that runs through Dec. 31, 2011.)

The vast majority of genetic research published so far has been conducted in people of European ancestry, with a growing gap in the understanding of the interplay between genetics and health for African Americans.

“There are some social factors, with some reluctance to participate in studies because of a history of discrimination in research in the past. So many people bring up Tuskegee and say ‘We haven’t forgotten Tuskegee,’ ” said Joanna Mountain, Ph.D., senior director of research for 23andMe. Read rest here

HMMM…with the history of Eugenics targeting the sick and minorities, I would be somewhat skeptical of this FREE OFFER !

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