Google investing in a start-up? Not that surprising. But this start-up isn't exactly aimed at the search business.
The Internet giant has pumped $3.9 million into biotech researcher 23andMe, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The start-up focuses on ways to help people understand their genetic blueprint.
The link between search and genetics isn't immediately obvious. But a closer look reveals more: 23andMe was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, who married Google co-founder Sergey Brin last month.
While a Google spokesman said Brin had recused himself from all discussions regarding the investment, bloggers were … Read more