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Google Helps Sequence Whole Human Genomes of Healthy 100-Year-Olds

A new initiative by Google may provide new tools and medical laboratory tests that can be used in the management of geriatric patients.

Google’s founders believe that analysis of the genomes of people who live to be 100 years old and are relatively healthy will allow them to solve the puzzle of human aging. They have funded a new company, Calico — short for California Life Company, to pursue this goal. The research should develop a better understanding of the dynamics of human aging and the diseases associated with it.

Calico is backed by Google Ventures.… Continue reading