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Summary: Google announced the launch of Calico, a healthcare company that focuses on age-related diseases headed by Arthur Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple. This side project is a long-term investment, and one that Google’s co-founders Page and Sergey Brin have a personal interest in. Page has a rare nerve disease which has left him with limited use of his vocal cords while Brin has a very high chance of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Think About:

1. Will other technology companies launch healthcare companies?
2. How will the healthcare industry be affected? How will medical ethics be dealt with?
3. Google has previously attempted to venture into the healthcare industry but has not been very successful. Will this time be different? Why or why not?

Original Article, For More Information: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/18/us-google-calico-idUSBRE98H0R720130918?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

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