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Submission + - Google Wants to Index Your DNA, Too (businessweek.com)

Bibek Paudel writes: "Your DNA falls into the realm of "the world's information," and it seems that Google (GOOG), as part of its corporate mission, is making a play to organize that, too. It is putting money into a second Silicon Valley DNA-screening startup, Navigenics. Navigenics aims to boost disease prevention by providing customers reports on their DNA that they can share with their doctors. Much in the way it invested in 23andMe, Google wants to plant an early stake in a potentially large new market around genetic data. "We are interested in supporting companies and making investments in companies that [bolster] our mission statement, which is organizing the world's information and making it universally accessible and useful," Google spokesman Andrew Pederson says. Both Navigenics and Google refused to disclose the size of Google's investment."
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