FDA asks company to stop marketing personal DNA tests

FDA asks company to stop marketing personal DNA tests

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The FDA has sent a letter to 23andMe for marketing their home DNA tests and Personal Genome Service without the required approvals.
Ananth Baliga

Google co-founder named as man behind 'test-tube hamburger'

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been revealed as the man who bankrolled the research producing the world's first lab-grown hamburger, unveiled in London.
Robo-cars could give you a ride in 5 years

Robo-cars could give you a ride in 5 years

When California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to regulate self-driving vehicles almost no one – industry watchers or taxpayers – objected.
Google shows off glasses with skydiving

Google shows off glasses with skydiving

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 (UPI) -- Google interrupted its I/O developer conference in San Francisco so four skydivers with wingsuits and parachutes could show off the "Project Glass" eyewear.
Google co-founder worried about Web openness

Google co-founder worried about Web openness

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin told Britain's The Guardian newspaper "powerful forces" are scheming to curtail openness and access to the Internet.

'Google family' cells fight Parkinson's

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Cells from Google co-founder Sergey Brin's mother are helping fight Parkinson's disease, Stanford University researchers say.

Brin to finance Parkinson's study

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 (UPI) -- The forces behind Google say they're joining with two U.S. charities to find 10,000 participants for Parkinson's research.
Google co-founder has pro-Parkinson gene

Google co-founder has pro-Parkinson gene

MOUNAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin, making his announcement on a blog, says he has a gene mutation that increases the possibility of Parkinson's disease.
Google co-founder buys seat on rocket

Google co-founder buys seat on rocket

VIENNA, Va., June 13 (UPI) -- Space Adventures Ltd. of Virginia said Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin placed a $5 million deposit on a future flight into space.
Israel marks 60th anniversary

Israel marks 60th anniversary

JERUSALEM, May 8 (UPI) -- Military flyovers, bunting and pioneers recalling the founding of Israel marked the country's 60th anniversary celebration Thursday.

Google reaches new stock high of $559.99

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Google Inc. stock reached an all-time high this week of $559.99 thanks in part to its founders' increased success.

Google keeps jets at NASA field

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The founders of Internet giant Google have secured a deal with the U.S. space agency to keep three planes at a field near Mountain View, Calif.

Google co-founder weds in private ceremony

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin no longer is one of America's youngest and richest bachelors, marrying Anne Wojcicki in a private ceremony in the Bahamas.

Google invests in Brin's wife's start-up

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- Google Inc. said Tuesday it invested $3.9 million in a U.S. biotech company started by the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Google top execs drew $1 salaries

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Google Inc.'s top three executives drew $1 salaries, but got bonuses and "other compensation," a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing said.
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Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin, (born August 21, 1973) is a Russian-born American computer scientist and software developer who, with Larry Page, is best known as the co-founder of Google, Inc., the world's largest Internet company , based on its search engine and online advertising technology.

Brin immigrated to the United States from Russia at the age of six. Earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, he followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, double-majoring in computer science. After graduation, he moved to Stanford to acquire a Ph.D in computer science. There he met Larry Page, with whom he later became friends. They crammed their dormitory room with inexpensive computers and applied Brin’s data mining system to build a superior search engine. The program became popular at Stanford and they suspended their PhD studies to start up Google in a rented garage.

The Economist magazine referred to Brin as an "Enlightenment Man", and someone who believes that "knowledge is always good, and certainly always better than ignorance", a philosophy that is summed up by Google’s motto of making all the world’s information "universally accessible and useful" and "Don't be evil".

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