UK Plans to Give All Children Full Genome Sequence at Birth

UK Plans to Give All Children Full Genome Sequence at Birth

Health Secretary Matt Hancock sees the future ubiquity of genetic sequencing as a way to offer “predictive, personalized” care for children who have rare diseases and other genetic conditions, according to The Telegraph.

Microsoft Built a Chat Bot to Match Patients to Clinical Trials

Microsoft Built a Chat Bot to Match Patients to Clinical Trials

The project is part of a larger Microsoft (msft) health care bot initiative that’s helped partners build automatic chat programs for things like triaging patients and answering questions about insurance benefits.

‘Digital pill’ raises privacy, cybersecurity fears

‘Digital pill’ raises privacy, cybersecurity fears

“Forget health record databases — how do you patch a digital pill?” Despite the concerns, many experts have pointed out that the technology will help doctors ensure patients are taking their prescribed medication.

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

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

Hazel, a researcher at Vanderbilt University, studied companies ranging from popular startups like 23andMe — which offers health and ancestry information — to under-the-radar outfits such as GEDmatch, which simply houses genetic information to help people build family trees.

Exclusive: This Huge Hospital System Is Offering Its 30,000 Workers Free Genetic Tests

Exclusive: This Huge Hospital System Is Offering Its 30,000 Workers Free Genetic Tests

Klasko and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Karen Knudsen, enterprise director of the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, spoke with me about initiative and its goal of promoting personalized treatment for employees—as well as what sets it apart from increasingly popular at-home DNA testing services like 23andMe.