Google is reportedly gathering medical data from volunteers to build a database of records that gives a perfect picture of what a healthy human being should be. According to The Verge, the project developed by Google’s experimental Google X wing and called Baseline Study, sees the company first harvesting anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people. Also Read - Now you will have to pay a processing fee for mobile recharges on PhonePe
With the help of the project, Google plans to collect a huge amount of data that will allow medical professionals to both detect and treat major health issues including heart disease and cancer. Dr. Andrew Conrad, who joined Google X in March 2013, after helping develop cheap, high-volume HIV tests for blood plasma donations, is heading the project. Also Read - Google cuts Play Store fee to 15 percent for all subscription apps from 2022
The report says that Conrad has built a team consisting nearly 70-100 experts for the projects, from medical fields including physiology, biochemistry, optics, imaging, and molecular biology. Also Read - Facebook’s new name could be Meta or Horizon, or will it be called FB?