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23andMe will use ResearchKit to give scientists a ‘turnkey’ method for gathering data

April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized

Personal genomics and biotech company 23andMe is leveraging ResearchKit to provide researchers with a “turnkey” way to work genetics into their studies, and it’s available on GitHub. “This will enable research on a much broader scale,”  23andMe CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki said. “Incorporating genetics into a platform with the reach of ResearchKit will accelerate insights into illness and disease even further.” The module allows 23andMe customers to provide personal information at their discretion, which researchers can then compile as metadata for use in studies. Once a participant agrees to be part of a study, researchers can only access their…

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