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In the July 2010 issue of Wired, on newsstands now, Thomas Goetz details Google co-founder Sergey Brin's investments in Parkinson's disease research. Brin, whose wife Ann Wojcicki co-founded the DTC genetic testing firm 23andMe, is pouring money into a data-driven approach to find the causes of — and potential cures for — the neurodegenerative disease that affects his mother, and that he has learned he carries a genetic disposition for.

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