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Non communicable diseases

Alphabet's Verily unit launches study to track health data

Verily, Alphabet’s life science business, said it was launching a four year study with about 10,000 participants to understand how people transition from being healthy to becoming sick and to identify additional risk factors for diseases. The study will collect data as well as biological samples such as blood and saliva. The outcome of the study may inspire a new generation of tools geared towards disease prevention versus simply diagnosis and treatment  

April 19, 2017
Reuters
April 19, 2016
Fortune
April 19, 2017
Bloomberg

Communicable diseases

Scientists plan to trick Zika-carrying mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of existence

This summer, a Silicon Valley tech company will have millions of machine-raised, bacteria-infected mosquitoes packed into windowless white vans, driven inland and released into the streets of Fresno, Calif. This year`s mosquitoes are being bred and distributed by Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet that was formerly known as Google Life Sciences. Verily officials estimate that they will release 1 million mosquitoes per week in Fresno County, more than 25 times last summer`s numbers

July 20, 2017
Washington Post
July 14, 2017
Verily.com
July 21, 2017
npr.org

Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including Microsoft and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several U.S. states to test new high-tech tools

July 11, 2017
Reuters
July 14, 2017
Bloomberg