I guess scouting a company's recruitment page to understand the projects is a universally common thing. Interestingly this page even has a word cloud from the LinkedIn Profiles to see where the hires are previously from.
The new hires reflect the scope of the few Verily projects Google/Alphabet has allowed to escape to the public so far: a contact lens venture with Novartis AG for diabetics to track blood glucose levels, its buyout of a company with a spoon that counters shaking by Parkinson's disease patients and the big picture Baseline study, a deep research project designed to define a healthy human being."The future of biotech, medical and tech is going to coalesce. We've seen that with medical sensors that do more than count steps, artificial intelligence and virtual reality," Topol said. "All these things are going to have a big impact in medicine. It's a natural evolution." excerpted from @SFBusinessTimes