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A Silicon Valley startup just launched a DNA-based health test that could be a big competitor to 23andMe

A new genetic test looks at your risk of diseases like cancer and high cholesterol. Unlike 23andMe's test, it includes genetic counseling and full sequencing.
Microsoft Healthcare corporate vice president Peter Lee

Microsoft’s head of healthcare thought it was a ‘career-ending move’ when Satya Nadella offered him the job. Here’s why he say...

Peter Lee thought at first that taking on the tech giant's healthcare strategy would be a "career-ending move."
A DNA testing kit.

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Clinicians and advocates criticize the 23andMe approach to genetic testing, which they say prioritizes convenience over privacy and long-term health.
Alice Zhang, co-founder and CEO of drug discovery company Verge Genomics

Meet the 29-year-old who founded a company that’s using technology to find treatments for diseases thought to be incurable

Verge Genomics is using technology to develop new treatments for diseases thought to be incurable such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: New Amazon hire could indicate a move into EHR — Home-DNA test takes aim at heart conditions — How VR can give sp...

Amazon hired a former FDA digital health officer to work in its secretive 1492 lab, likely to explore ways to make it easier to access and share EHRs

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Consumer digital health adoption goes mainstream — New York hospital suffers biggest data breach since 2016 — 23a...

Consumers are actively taking to digital health services and are already excited about the possibilities of future consumer health tech

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Novartis, Pear Therapeutics partner to improve digital offerings — Heart app saved Johns Hopkins over $200K — Med...

Novartis and Pear Therapeutics are joining forces to develop and design digital products that can be prescribed alongside Novartis' medication.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon is selling exclusive over-the-counter drugs — DeepMind, VA partner for patient health — Optra Health launc...

Amazon's foray into over-the-counter health products will increase competition and lower the prices in the retail pharmacy space.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Cardiogram uses Apple Watches to detect diabetes — Kansas physicians weigh-in on telehealth bill — GE to bring he...

Data from smartwatches, Apple Watch can be used to detect diabetes in patients with 85% accuracy, demonstrating the power of wearables in healthcare.

A company that wants to be the ‘global standard network of genomic data’ raised $240 million

Wuxi NextCODE, a genomic information company, just raised $240 million in one of the biggest rounds ever raised by a genomics company.