Miami Herald: Who is the secretive Google offshoot that has access to Ancestry’s DNA database?

Miami Herald: Who is the secretive Google offshoot that has access to Ancestry’s DNA database?. “…when customers sign up to have their data shared with research partners of Ancestry, 23andMe and other companies, they are taking a leap of faith. Ancestry’s main research partner is Calico, founded by Google and now part of its Alphabet Inc. parent company, which researches therapies aimed at extending the human life span. Unlike public institutions, California-based Calico discloses little about its DNA work, and many view it as a vanity project for Silicon Valley billionaires seeking breakthroughs to extend their own lives. ‘Calico was founded around the idea of making people live forever,’ said John Simpson, an advocate with Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit group that monitors Google and other Silicon Valley players. ‘It is very murky, and they are not very forthcoming about what they are doing.'”

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