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February 1st, 2015

Why Is Google Making Synthetic Arms?

Abstract:
At the health research facility where it employs more than 100 doctors and scientists, Google is working on a magnetic nanoparticle technology that could change the way we test for cancer (and potentially other diseases). James Hamblin, senior editor at The Atlantic, interviewed Andrew Conrad, head of Google Life Sciences, who says, "The central thesis of what we're trying to do at Google Life Sciences is we're trying to change medicine from being episodic and reactive ó like I go to the doctor when my arm hurts ó to proactive and preventative." To that end, Google is developing a wristband that can detect cancer cells in a person's blood when they first appear. Conrad showed off the synthetic arms on which Google is testing its ability to detect small particles that flow through the body.

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