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  • One start-up's quest to prevent breast cancer Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Mary-Claire King, the University of Washington geneticist whose work led to the discovery of the BRCA1 gene

    Color Genomics plans to charge only $249 for an analysis of cancer-risk genes. New York Times reports.

  • Hand us your data, we'll cut your rates: Hancock Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Fitbit Flex

    John Hancock aims to use wearables to track policyholders' activity, using the information to provide differential pricing on insurance policies.

  • These firms consistently crush earnings forecasts Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Aluminum rods in a Alcoa plant.

    These 12 companies have torn past adjusted earnings forecasts by 10% or more for 4 straight quarters. USA TODAY reports.

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's healthcare subsidiary will tie-up with Zhejiang DiAn Diagnostics Co Ltd to help develop an online hospital platform, the diagnostics firm said in a filing late on Monday. Ali Health is looking to leverage technology to overhaul China's fragmented healthcare market, which suffers from an under-supply of...

  • Help for people looking for medical breakthroughs Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    People are tapping the wisdom of experts on crowdsourcing sites to get insights on thousands of diseases that still baffle scientists.

  • In a letter released on Wednesday, the organization urged Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to withdraw the proposal, saying pharmaceutical companies could "sell more drugs by making them seem safer than FDA has judged them to be." The FDA said it would allow distribution of new information in medical journals showing that the severity or...

  • Got diabetes? There's an app for that Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    CHICAGO, March 9- U.S. health researchers said on Monday they are targeting millions of smartphone users with Apple Inc's new software tool, hoping to collect an unprecedented amount of data on major diseases by tracking their behaviors via iPhone. Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College are among the first to...

  • CHICAGO, March 9- Apple Inc on Monday released ResearchKit, an open-source software tool designed to give scientists a new way to gather information on patients by using their iPhones. They include Stanford University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. "With hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world, we saw an opportunity for...

  • Britain legalizes three-parent babies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    Britain will become the first nation to legalize a "three-parent" IVF technique, which doctors say can prevent some inherited incurable diseases.

  • Thailand plans to end "rent-a-womb" tourism Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    The entrance of New Life IVF clinic shows its closed doors in Bangkok on August 15, 2014.

    Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" fertility-tourism industry.

  • The case of the 'anti-vaccine elitism' Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California.

    Could vaccine compliance be correlated with income level and elitism?

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 11- Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market. "People feel that this will be the year of medical...

  • U.S. challenges China export subsidy program Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The United States on Wednesday challenged a Chinese export subsidy program for products including textiles, medical products and agriculture, alleging the support was illegal under international trade law. There are already 24 disputes before the WTO involving the United States and China, 15 of them brought by the United States.

  • Under Armour CEO is calling out Nike and Adidas Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:42 PM ET
    Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour.

    Under Armour is creating a digital health and fitness community powerhouse, CEO Kevin Plank tells CNBC.

  • New crowdfunding index that lists tech disruptors Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Technology microchip

    CNBC Crowdfinance Tech Index lists the largest capital commitments raised by 25 private U.S. tech companies on Crowdnetic’s data platform.

  • 2015's strong outlook for healthcare IPOs   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    2015's strong outlook for healthcare IPOs

    Cathrin Petty, co-head of EMEA healthcare at JP Morgan, says the U.K. has the capacity to be a successful market for life sciences, and the year ahead for healthcare IPOs looks strong.

  • Finding opportunities in healthcare   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Finding opportunities in healthcare

    Dan Mahony, fund manager at Polar Capital, tells CNBC how to be a "smart healthcare investor".

  • US earnings: 'Tech to the rescue'   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    US earnings: 'Tech to the rescue'

    Caterpillar and 3Ms' poor earnings performance "spooked investors", however tech and healthcare are expected to save the earnings season, says Christine Short, senior vice president at Estimize.

  • Cracking down on cat allergies   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Cracking down on cat allergies

    Steve Harris, CEO of Circassia, says his company is combating allergies by tackling how they affect people's immune systems, rather than simply making products that provide "symptomatic relief".

  • The cost of halting a pandemic? $344 billion: Study Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    A custodial worker wears a mask and eye protection to guard against the Ebola virus as he prepares to clean Ruth Cherry Intermediate School in Dallas.

    How much would it cost world governments to insulate their economies from global pandemics. Would you believe nearly $344 billion?