New Google-backed company to tackle health, aging

Google, operator of the world’s most-popular search engine, is investing in a new company focused on health and well-being.

19th September, 2013
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Google, operator of the world’s most-popular search engine, is investing in a new company focused on health and well-being.

The business, called Calico, will address the challenge of aging and related diseases, Google said in a blog posting. The venture will be led by Arthur Levinson, chairman of Roche Holding’s Genentech unit and a former Google director.

The focus on health, which Google chief executive Larry Page acknowledged was a “lot...

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