Valleywag reports that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is giving money to 23andMe, his wife Anne Wojcicki's company, through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The post says that Brin have given a large donation to Fox's foundation and then the foundation gave a $600,000 grant to 23andMe for Parkinson's patients to sign up for the company's genetic-testing service. "Wojcicki described the approach in a Huffington Post op-ed as 'Research 2.0,'" says Valleywag's Owen Thomas. "To our ears, this sounds more like a good old-fashioned back-scratching arrangement."
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