With a new effort combining nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor, Google hopes to search through the human body for early signs of disease.

"What we are trying to do is change medicine from reactive and transactional to proactive and preventative," Andrew Conrad, who is leading the project at Google X, tells the BBC. "Nanoparticles … give you the ability to explore the body at a molecular and cellular level."

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