Google has joined the search for the fountain of youth and ways to alleviate the problems of aging.
The Internet giant, which has changed the world in other ways, announced Wednesday that it was starting a biotech research company called Calico that, "will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases," according to the company statement. A link is here.
Calico, which is short for California Life Company, according to Arthur D. Levinson, who will be the chief executive officer and founding investor.
Levinson knows of drug development and technology. He will remain chairman of drugmaker Genentech and a director on the board of its parent company, Hoffmann-La Roche. Roche has two New Jersey locations, Nutley and Branchburg. Levinson will also remain as Chairman of Apple.