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Google using millions of patients’ data from Ascension for R&D

Dive Brief: Google has been using the personal health information of millions of Americans provided by Ascension, the second largest health system in the country, to develop new healthcare product lines without patient consent. Though the practice is legal under HIPAA, the news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, sparked outrage over privacy concerns. A… Read More »

New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

Protein power The research team set out to create their blood-based test by identifying a signature set of biomarkers in patients’ blood that consistently indicated a high likelihood of ATB, then developing an easily deployable assay that could detect that signature. They first measured the levels of 47 different blood proteins in about 400 samples… Read More »