Tech geeks and biotech nerds use the same words, but they’re not speaking the same language.
TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES are getting heavy into health care and biomedicine. Consider Calico, Google’s life-sciences drug venture, which focuses on antiaging remedies in the eternal quest to stave of death—or at least cheat it a few years.
When execs meet Larry Page in the boardroom, though, they might need interpreters, because tech geeks and bio-nerds use much of the same alphabet soup to refer to completely diferent things. Here’s a translation guide.