• Brainstorm Health: Color Genomics Exclusive, Apple Watch Heart Study, Marijuana Derived Drug

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    Happy Friday, readers!
    A bit of exclusive news for you this morning. Jefferson Health, the Philadelphia-based hospital system, will offer free genetic testing to its 30,000 employees in a collaboration with DNA sequencing firm Color Genomics, the organizations tell Fortune .
    "Jefferson has an almost 200-year-old history. In using our tested knowledge while thinking like a start-up company by partnering with a cutting-edge genomics company, we can unlock the key to personalizing health care in a way that patients can make informed decisions,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, president of Thomas...
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  • Stanford's Apple Watch Heart Study Has 400,000 Participants

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    Last November, Apple and Stanford Medicine launched the Apple Heart Study in hopes of attracting participants to evaluate heart health with the Apple Watch. And it seems to have at least been successful at attracting participants.
    In a blog post on Thursday , Stanford said that it enrolled more than 400,000 people in the Apple Heart Study between November of last year and August , when it closed it to new participants. Now, it's evaluating data from those people and plans to release its findings next year.
    The Apple Heart Study requires that all participants have an Apple Watch Series 1...
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