@AntonioRegalado of MIT Tech Review reports this. 

This is an interesting move by Apple, and I see ResearchKit playing a key role in the healthcare industry’s adoption of Technology to spearhead research initiatives.  

Apple is collaborating with U.S. researchers to launch apps that would offer some iPhone owners the chance to get their DNA tested, many of them for the first time, according to people familiar with the plans.

The apps are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or scientists run medical studies on iPhones by collecting data from the devices’ sensors or through surveys.

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