What About the Moon?

Google's reorganization as Alphabet has left many people wondering just what the move means for the company's various ventures, including its biotech aspirations.

As FierceBiotech notes, this restructuring could open up the company's 'moonshot' ventures, including Calico, Google's project aimed at exploring human longevity, to the scrutiny of investors.

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