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Early word on ResearchKit apps: So far, a success

Caitlin McGarry | May 11, 2015
Apple offered up the iPhone to medical researchers as a new way to collect hard-to-get health data two months ago, and now we have an idea of how the company's newly open-sourced ResearchKit initiative is paying off.

Apple just opened the initiative to all medical researchers, so we expect to soon see a wave of new health apps collecting data on all types of conditions. If recent reports prove true, some of those apps could allow you to submit your DNA for testing and analysis. And once ResearchKit comes to Apple Watch apps, Apple's effect on medical research could be far more significant than anyone ever expected.


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