Liz Gannes

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Curing Cancer? Meh.

[I]f you solve cancer, you’d add about three years to people’s average life expectancy. We think of solving cancer as this huge thing that’ll totally change the world. But when you really take a step back and look at it, yeah, there are many, many tragic cases of cancer, and it’s very, very sad, but in the aggregate, it’s not as big an advance as you might think.

Google CEO Larry Page, speaking on new venture Calico, which aims to improve human health on a larger scale


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