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Google to buy disease monitoring startup

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Google is acquiring Senosis Health, a startup that makes apps to measure lung function, hemoglobin and newborn jaundice, according to GeekWire.

Look ahead: Technology giants are increasingly stepping into the health care industry, but most of the movement is on the consumer side. Senosis could be folded into Google's sister company, Verily Life Sciences, and builds on the interest of turning smartphones into personal health diagnostic tools.

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