In Google’s 2013 Founders Letter, Larry Page described Calico as a company focused on “health, well-being, and longevity”. The company’s name is an acronym for “California Life Company”. In 2015, Google restructured into Alphabet Inc., making Calico a subsidiary of the new company along with Google and others.
Also to know is, what is calico working?
Mining Genomic Data at Scale
Calico is mining for answers to longevity in human DNA by creating its own hardware and software to automate and accelerate that search. One of its other high-profile ventures, in fact, involved mining the genetic database of Ancestry.com for three years.