Paging Doctor Google, Doctor Google

Google - yes, that Google - is starting a new company, Calico, which will be focused on healthcare; in particular they will focus on aging and it's associated illnesses. While it may seem odd that the company that brought us Google Search, Android and so on would go in this particular direction, I would assume that with the growth the boomer population it may prove to be a lucrative venture. Google's computing power and expertise could be brought to bear on the analysis of symptoms and other data, in order to detect patterns of causation and so on.
Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research, said it makes sense for Google to dive into medical research. Google is all about gathering, analyzing and distributing information. Health care also is information based.

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