For four years, “they’ll be asked to wear a heart-tracking watch that follows their pulse and movements in real time and will undergo a detailed workup of x-rays and heart scans, in addition to having their genomes deciphered and their blood tested in so-called liquid biopsies, which might be able to catch cancer early.” A Google spinoff is looking for 10,000 volunteers to help them get better at finding the predictors of disease. (Companies that we once viewed as search engines and social networks are dramatically expanding their visions, and the role they hope to play in our lives…)
+ The project is massive, but it’s a far cry from what they had in mind a few years ago. Bloomberg: Google’s Health Moonshot Comes Back to Earth.
+ Quartz: Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team.