Google has ambitious plans to create a map of a healthy human body. According to the Wall Street Journal, “the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people—and later thousands more—to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.” The map will then be used, among other things, to identify causes of diseases and other disorders.
According to WSJ, “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.”
So what’s the Google Body equivalent of “street view?” Read more at the Wall Street Journal.