According to SEC filings, 23andMe gave $4 million to one executive officer, blogs BNET's Rachel Lehmann-Haupt. That money was payment to a company officer for a loan, but Lehmann-Haupt notes that "given the fact that it’s a rocky time financially for 23andMe, it also seems like a bad time to lay out so much cash to one person." Indeed, in the past year, Linda Avey left, the company had a round of layoffs, and increased the price of their products.

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