23andMe lands $22M to expand personal genetics research

Personal genetics company 23andMe has raised $22 million in a third round of funding, according to a filing with the SEC. Founded by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the company analyzes DNA to provide customers with personalized information on ancestry and genealogy.

New investor Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation and existing investors New Enterprise Associates and Google Ventures participated in the round. 23andMe plans to use the funding to accelerate research and development.

Based in Mountain View, Calif., 23andMe was founded in 2006 and has raised more than $44 million to date.

Tags: DNA

Companies: 23andme, Google, Google Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, New Enterprise Associates

People: Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin