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Verily Life Sciences, LLC.
Google Life Sciences
FoundedDecember 7, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-07)
Key people
Andrew Conrad (CEO)
OwnerGoogle Inc. (until 2015)
Alphabet Inc. (2015–present)
ParentGoogle X (until 2015)
SubsidiariesLift Labs

Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences[1][2]) is Alphabet Inc.'s research organization devoted to the study of life sciences. The organization was formerly a division of Google X, until 10 August 2015 when Sergey Brin announced that the organization would become an independent subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.[3] This restructuring process was completed on October 2, 2015. On December 7, 2015, Google Life Sciences was renamed Verily.[4][5]


As of July 2014, members of the research team include Andrew Conrad, founder of LabCorp's National Genetics Institute; Vik Bajaj, an expert in nuclear magnetic resonance; Marija Pavlovic, who studies the effect of radiation on DNA; Alberto Vitari, a cancer biologist; Brian Otis, who worked on Google Venture's glucose-sensing contact lens;[6] and Mark DePristo, who worked on the Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) at the Broad Institute.[7] Dr. Thomas R. Insel announced on Sept. 15, 2015, that he was resigning as the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to join this division.[1]


On 9 September 2014, the division acquired Lift Labs, the makers of Liftware.[8]


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  6. ^ Barr, Alistair (Jul 25, 2014). "Meet the Google X Life Sciences Team". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
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  9. ^ Brian Otis; Babak Parviz (2014-01-16). "Introducing our smart contact lens project". Google. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  10. ^ "Sanofi and Verily Life Sciences Announce Launch of Onduo, a Joint Venture to Develop Comprehensive Diabetes Management Platform - Sep 12, 2016". Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  11. ^ Rushe, Dominic (2014-11-25). "Google launches 'smart' spoon to help steady shaking hands". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
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  13. ^ Chen, Caroline (23 June 2015). "Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband". Bloomberg. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  14. ^ Gibbs, Samuel (29 October 2014). "Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  15. ^ "'Silicon Valley arrogance'? Google misfires as it strives to turn Star Trek technology into reality". 6 June 2016.
  16. ^ Ackerman, Evan (3 March 2016). "Google and Johnson & Johnson Conjugate to Create Verb Surgical, Promise Fancy Medical Robots". IEEE Spectrum. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  17. ^ Pandey, Avaneesh (1 August 2016). "GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Teams Up With Alphabet (GOOGL) Subsidiary Verily To Make Bioelectronic Medicines". International Business Times. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Verily Life Sciences". Retrieved 2017-02-15.