After health misfires, Google grows up
After sobering misfires in past “moonshot” projects, Google is responding to the maturing digital health ecosystem and toning down its promises for its latest health endeavor. "We grew up,” says Verily CEO Andy Conrad. Its long-awaited eight-figure Baseline project will track 10K people to “map human health”—molecularly and digitally—in collaboration with Duke and Stanford. While Google maps health, we also learned what has been killing Americans for the last 35 years.
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