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This is one in a series of articles highlighting the key people leading Big Tech companies’ move into digital health and life sciences. Read earlier stories about Verily and Amazon.

SAN FRANCISCO — It was an audacious, even quixotic prediction, especially coming from the maker of a phone that changed the world.


“If you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ — it will be about health,” the Silicon Valley tech giant’s CEO, Tim Cook, said in an interview with CNBC in January.

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