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Apple's medical research app raises hopes, questions
Apple's medical research app raises hopes, questions

A new toolkit announced by Apple on Monday would allow medical researchers to tap into an expanding universe of iPhone users to recruit and enroll study participants, collect data and monitor health outcomes that are the object of research. Apple on Monday made publicly available five new apps built by Apple and various university researchers using the toolkit. The company said it would release the open-access software for the toolkit next month, so other researchers could tailor apps to their needs. Researchers studying asthma, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast cancer will be the first to use the new apps to conduct studies. Most of the research...

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