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Google Co-Founder Donates $500K To Wikipedia
2011-11-19 06:06:33

A charitable foundation established by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, has given a $500,000 grant towards Wikipedia's $28.3 million annual budget, various media outlets have reported. The half-million dollar grant was given by the Brin Wojcicki Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Brin and his wife, the co-founder of personal genomics website 23andMe. It was officially announced by the Wikimedia Foundation on Friday, Rik Myslewski of The...

2011-05-31 08:30:00

If met, Challenge will take total Brin Wojcicki Foundation giving to $130 million NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki announced a $50-million challenge spurring existing and new donors at every level to give, or increase giving, to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The Challenge is now in effect and will match all new or increased gifts to The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a one-to-one basis through year-end 2012....

2011-01-07 09:50:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, a leading personal genomics company, today announced the addition of approximately $9 million to its Series C Financing to bring the total raised in the round to approximately $31 million. 23andMe first announced its Series C Financing in November 2010. With this closing, MPM Capital joins Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation as new investors and MPM Capital Managing Director Ashley Ledbetter Dombkowski, PhD is joining...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, announced today the closing of its Series C financing. The company raised a total of more than $22 million of funding from a new investor, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, and current investors -- including New Enterprise Associates and Google Ventures. "We believe this round of financing will help us achieve our goal of dramatically accelerating the pace of research and...

2010-06-25 15:30:47

23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, announced today that it has published the first data to come out of its novel participant-driven research program. The results, available online in the journal PLoS Genetics, replicate several known genetic associations, validating 23andMe's methodology and ushering in an era of more efficient genetic research. "This paper announces and validates a revolutionary way of conducting scientific research," said Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe President...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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