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This May Be Google's Coolest Invention Ever

This May Be Google's Coolest Invention Ever | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
It's right out of Star Trek—literally

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Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is

Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Called Baseline Study, Google's project will gather anonymous genetic and molecular information to create a full picture of what a healthy human is.

 

The early-stage project is run by Andrew Conrad, a 50-year-old molecular biologist who pioneered cheap, high-volume tests for HIV in blood-plasma donations.

 

Dr. Conrad joined Google X—thecompany's research arm—in March 2013, and he has built a team of about 70-to-100 experts from fields including physiology, biochemistry, optics, imaging and molecular biology.


Other mass medical and genomics studies exist. But Baseline will amass a much larger and broader set of new data. The hope is that this will help researchers detect killers such as heart disease and cancer far earlier, pushing medicine more toward prevention rather than the treatment of illness.

 

"With any complex system, the notion has always been there to proactively address problems," Dr. Conrad said. "That's not revolutionary. We are just asking the question: If we really wanted to be proactive, what would we need to know? You need to know what the fixed, well-running thing should look like."

 

The project won't be restricted to specific diseases, and it will collect hundreds of different samples using a wide variety of new diagnostic tools. Then Google will use its massive computing power to find patterns, or "biomarkers," buried in the information. The hope is that these biomarkers can be used by medical researchers to detect any disease a lot earlier.

 

The study may, for instance, reveal a biomarker that helps some people break down fatty foods efficiently, helping them live a long time without high cholesterol and heart disease. Others may lack this trait and succumb to early heart attacks. Once Baseline has identified the biomarker, researchers could check if other people lack it and help them modify their behavior or develop a new treatment to help them break down fatty foods better, Dr. Conrad said.

 

Google has already built one of the world's largest networks of computers and data centers to serve online-search results quickly and run other data-hungry services like the video website YouTube. This computing muscle can now be used to store and crunch medical information and let other researchers access it more easily.

 
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8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Here are 8 ways to improve your life via Google Drive.

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Commerce Pundit's curator insight, May 26, 2014 5:43 AM

Really nice declaration! 24.2k Shares - Awesome!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, May 26, 2014 2:21 PM

Many are well on their way of integrating Google in the classroom. Here are a few tips to make life a little easier. You may have seen some of these before, but just in case you haven't...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:56 AM

Aplicaciones unidad Google

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Google Improves Image Search Tools Menu

Google Improves Image Search Tools Menu | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

"Thanks to a Tweet from Matt Cutts, the head of the webspam team at Google, I learned that the tool bar in Google Images now includes "usage rights." Now instead of having to open the advanced search menu you can just click the "search tools" menu and select "usage rights" without leaving the search results page."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:52 PM

Google has just made it easier to find the 'usage rights' of images. Richard Byrne has assisted by providing us with a quick tutorial that show just what to do, in two steps!

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Meet the Company Google just bought to Design its Future

Meet the Company Google just bought to Design its Future | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Hoje, o Google anunciou que está dando um grande passo para o seu futuro: Ao comprar Gecko projeto, um projeto de produto de 18 anos de idade e estúdio de engenharia mecânica, para fazer parte do Google X. O que poderia Google quer com uma empresa de engenharia menor como Gecko? Sua capacidade de criar produtos do mundo real, que é o que.

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5 Strange Patents owned by Google - Electronic Products

5 Strange Patents owned by Google - Electronic Products | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

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Chef LeeZ's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:15 PM

What could Google be up to?

jave's curator insight, July 14, 2014 4:57 AM

who's developing in these areas?...

IV Technology's curator insight, July 18, 2014 11:28 AM

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Google+ Meets Gmail: Everything You Need To Know About The Explosive Combo

Google+ Meets Gmail: Everything You Need To Know About The Explosive Combo | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
It's no secret that Google has been working hard to push its social network into the mainstream. Google has killed off some of its own products — e.g, the late Google Reader — in an attempt to drive more users into the arms of Google+. A more common tactic, however, has been to create bridges between the…

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Google is preparing for screenless computers

Google is preparing for screenless computers | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn't just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we'll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all.

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