Google wants to help you live longer.
On Wednesday, Google Chief Executive Larry Page announced the launch of Calico, a company that will focus on health and well-being. In particular, Calico will attempt to tackle the universal challenge of aging and related diseases.
"These issues affect us all -- from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families," Page said in his post on Google+. "And while this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable time scales with the right goals and the right people."
Art Levinson, former chief executive of Genentech, will be Calico's chief executive and a founding investor. Levinson is also chairman of Apple and will remain in that position, leading to a statement of support from Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook.