Google’s “Hey, Let’s Just Cure Death” Company Calico Launches New Website
Googles never say die!
Last year Google launched a side project that’s fairly ambitious—curing death. Yup. That death. The company is called Calico, shortened from California Life Company. They just launched a new site. There’s not much information on it yet. It’s just some broad language about extending life and a look at the current team, but we can probably expect to see more soon.
If you can’t read in the screenshot above, the first text you read on the site says:
We’re tackling aging,
one of life’s greatest mysteries.
Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.
Its current team is made up of PhDs and medical doctors from the fields of medicine, drug development, molecular biology, and genetics.
Curing death is an incredible and arguably impossible goal, but working towards it could help lead to innovations that give us longer and healthier, if finite, lives. It will be exciting to see what comes out of Calico over the next few years.
- Experimental drug extends the lifespan of mice
- TED-Ed looks at what it would be like to be immortal
- Immortality is predicted to be possible by 2045
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