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Monday, January 20, 2014

HEALTH WORLD# GOOGLE'S CALICO TO EXTEND HUMAN LIFE

(Source: Google site: Google's Calico will be a great attempt to try to defeat the aging and the diseases by extending the human life with quality)New World
 
 
Reporter- San Francisco Business Times
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It has five employees who haven't met as a group, no office space and at this point has no idea what it's focusing on, but the Google Inc.-backed aging research company Calico is ready to disrupt biology at its most basic level and help people live healthier longer.
"The process of aging may be the process behind disease," said Hal Barron, Calico's head of research and development, who recently was hired away from Genentech Inc. by former boss Art Levinson.
Intervening in the underlying biology of disease can prevent certain diseases and, as a result, delay death, said Barron, the chief medical officer at South San Francisco-based Genentech, at an Xconomy forum Monday.
That may seem like a big "Duh!" but the idea of delaying or stopping a disease at the point where the move adds years to a person's life — rather than treating a disease and adding a few months of life — is the ultimate disruptive technology. In the three months since Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Levinson publicly launched Calico, the effort has ignited the imagination of researchers and the general public.

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