A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.
Source: Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t | TechCrunch
How the secretive Silicon Valley lab is trying to resurrect the lost art of invention
Source: Inside X, Google’s Moonshot Factory – The Atlantic
The company, which is backed by Intel Capital and Bose Ventures, first gained attention for its temperature-controlling wristbands several years ago. Now it looks ready to put more than 1,000 on the arms of customers.
Source: MIT-born startup Embr Labs blows past Kickstarter goal for personalized wrist ‘thermostat’ – Boston Business Journal
The potential to harness this data to both make people healthier and help hospitals and payers save money is enormous.
Source: Social determinants of health and the $1.7 trillion opportunity to slash spending
Scientists are publishing more studies and enrolling more clinical trials using Fitbit devices than any other wearable fitness tracker out there.
Source: Bored With Your Fitbit? These Cancer Researchers Aren’t
Taking a structured sabbatical to work on something unconventional intrigued me. But at first, the idea seemed whimsical and irresponsible.
Source: How a Structured Sabbatical is Helping Me Face My Fears – Covival
The health care sector could learn from Amazon, Southwest, and FedEx.
Source: Why Hospitals Need Better Data Science