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23andMe founder dumps Google co-founder after Glass employee enters the picture

Liz Gannes of AllThingsD reports that Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki have split up. The rumor is that Brin is dating the Google employee who coined the phrase, “OK, Glass.” Brin and Wojcicki have been married six years and have two kids. Brin’s company – Google – has invested millions of dollars into Wojcicki’s company […]

Liz Gannes of AllThingsD reports that Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki have split up. The rumor is that Brin is dating the Google employee who coined the phrase, “OK, Glass.”

Brin and Wojcicki have been married six years and have two kids. Brin’s company – Google – has invested millions of dollars into Wojcicki’s company – 23andme. The genetic testing company also rents office space in the Google plex. The couple has their own philanthropic organization and lead the Breakthrough Prize Foundation that gives $15 million to life scientists each year.

Wojcicki is one of three daughters in a famous family in Palo Alto with a long connection to Google.

Wojcicki’s sister, Susan, continues to be one of the top executives at Google, where she is SVP of advertising and commerce. Google’s first headquarters in its key formative days was located in her garage, and she was one of the first hires by Brin and Page.

Her father Stanley is a physicist who taught at Stanford and is now leading an experiment to challenge Einstein’s theories. Her mother is a journalism teacher at Palo Alto High. Janet Wojcicki is an anthropologist and epidemiologist at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Anne closed an investment round of $50 million for her genetics testing company at the end of 2012. Her 2013 focus has been to grow 23andMe to 1 million users by the end of the year. The company has cut the cost of a testing kit to $99 and launched an ad campaign to introduce genetic testing to mainstream America.

Wojcicki and Brin had a prenup, so presumably there will no significant hit to Google if the two divorce. Brin has been focusing more on Glass in the last few years. That may be how he met Amanda Rosenberg, the woman is he supposedly dating now.