23andMe Enables Genetic Research for ResearchKit Apps

Mount Sinai Asthma Health and Stanford MyHeart Counts apps first to integrate new 23andMe ResearchKit module

Mountain View, Calif – March 21, 2016 – 23andMe today announced a new ResearchKit module that allows researchers to seamlessly integrate genetic information into their app-based studies. ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed by Apple, makes it easy for researchers to create studies for iPhone. The Mount Sinai Asthma Health and Stanford Medicine’s MyHeart Counts apps will be the first to implement the module, enabling more than 1.2 million 23andMe customers to upload their genetic information directly through the apps, following an informed consent process. The 23andMe module is available for ResearchKit developers today.

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