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t seems increasingly likely that President Obama’s last Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Robert Califf, will be going to work for Google biotech spinoff Verily Life Sciences.

Califf let slip in a talk to health care journalists earlier this month that he was considering joining Google, but did not elaborate. Then CNBC reported Tuesday, citing sources “familiar with the matter,” that Califf is talking with Verily about a leadership role. The job could still fall through, but would apparently involve a joint position at the Alphabet subsidiary and nearby Stanford University.

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  • call me biased, but I would say, it is all about having an illustrious insider knowledge on how to lobby and game the system.

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