“We’re Hoping to Build the Tricorder”

Google X’s Andrew Conrad is developing an early disease detection system that could reinvent health care

Steven Levy
Oct 28, 2014 · Unlisted
Photo by Stephen Lam.

Sometimes moon shots come in small packages — small enough to float in the bloodstream and send out alerts when danger is afoot. That was Andrew Conrad’s vision when he came to Google X in March 2013 after a storied medical research career. Now he is revealing details of that vision — and reporting that experiments are well under way in realizing it.

Detecting Disease early with nanoparticles

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Writing for Wired, Used to edit Backchannel here. Just wrote Facebook: The Inside Story.

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