The Baseline Study fits in to a category of Google projects called moonshots. These projects are high risk and can take a long time to complete, but they can also have a huge impact on the world, The Wall Street Journal notes.
Google Baseline comes not even a year after the tech giant announced a new company, named Calico, that is dedicated to working on how technology can help with diseases, aging and other health issues.
Here are a few things to know about Google’s Baseline Study, as collected from WSJ.
- The Baseline Study comes from Google X, which has also worked on the company’s self-driving cars and Glass.
- The goal of the project is to collect anonymous genetic and molecular information to determine what makes a healthy body.
- 175 people will be included in the first part of the study, but it’s also expected to expand to include thousands of people.
- Early stages of the project are being run by Dr. Andrew Conrad, who developed cheap tests for HIV.
- The study will look for certain traits in its collected information to try to help doctors identify diseases earlier.
To see more about Google Baseline, click here.
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