The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for a Covid-19 test from Alphabet Inc. unit Verily Life Sciences.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. announced a new system that will enable public health authorities to use smartphones to assist in contact tracing without having to build an app.

North Dakota, Wyoming and Alabama are the latest U.S. states launching apps to warn users about potential exposure to the novel coronavirus by tracking their encounters, representatives for the states told Reuters.

Alphabet company Verily is partnering with Emory Healthcare to deploy new solutions to help improve cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency and quality.

Johnson & Johnson is acquiring the remaining stake in Verb Surgical Inc. from Verily, Alphabet Inc.’s life sciences division.

U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren along with fellow Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy wrote a letter to Alphabet’s Google to raise questions about the company’s access to the health records of tens of millions of Americans.

Apple Inc. launched an app that will let users of the company’s devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research.

Verily announced a strategic collaboration deal with Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sanofi, and six major health systems.

Gilead Sciences Inc. will partner with privately held insitro to develop therapies for a fatty liver disease called NASH.