Verily to develop a Google for healthcare information

The latest project by Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, seeks to aggregate medical information into one searchable spot for medical researchers, developing a search engine specifically for healthcare, reports Fast Company.

Andy Conrad, PhD, CEO of Verily, outlined his vision for this project at the Future of Genomic Medicine conference in San Diego last week, according to the report.

"Unfortunately, most of the information that scientists use isn't easily available," he said at the conference. "That information sits around in difficult-to-crack domains."

The project seeks to use a type of machine-learning technology to create the "Google of human systems biology" to help researchers access information and answer their questions in a more human-centric way.

A team of academic hospitals, physicians, universities and patient advocates are working on this project, and Dr. Conrad said he plans to add 1,000 more people to the project workforce, according to Fast Company.

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