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FORBES | 07.24.17

Helix Bets An ‘App Store’ Can Make Consumers Care About Their DNA

“Is the key to getting people to want their genetic data making the experience more like the Apple App Store? That’s the bet being made by Helix, a personal genomics company spun out of Illumina, the leader in making DNA sequencers…”
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WIRED | 07.24.17

Helix’s Bold Plan to Be Your One Stop Personal Genomics Shop

“Sema4 announced a new, less expensive test on Helix’s marketplace that identifies genetic indications for only 67 diseases, which you can order yourself from the comfort of your home—with a small caveat…”
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SEMA4 PRESS RELEASE | 07.24.17

Sema4 Partners with Helix to Launch CarrierCheck™: A New, Easy Way for Consumers to Access a Genetic Screen for 67 Hereditary Diseases

“Sema4 today announced the launch of CarrierCheck, a simple saliva-based test that provides individuals with a snapshot of how their DNA may affect their future children. CarrierCheck is the only carrier test that screens for 67 conditions that can be ordered by consumers online. It was developed in collaboration with Helix, a personal genomics company that today launched the first online marketplace for DNA-powered products…”
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SEMA4 PRESS RELEASE | 06.27.17

Sema4 and GNS Healthcare Announce Collaboration Using REFS™ Causal Machine Learning and Simulation AI Platform

“Sema4 and GNS will collaborate to maximize various data resources, such as longitudinal EMR records, next generation sequencing, proteomics, and other ‘omic data, to discover underlying drivers of cardiovascular disease. These insights may help identify existing treatments for cardiovascular conditions, as well as identify opportunities for the research and development of next-generation treatments….”
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XCONOMY | 06.01.17

Sema4, Eric Schadt’s Genomics Startup, Spins Out of Sinai to Raise Cash

“Eric Schadt has been incubating a genomic data project within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for more than five years. Today, the product of that work, a startup called Sema4, has formally left the nest…”
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SEMA4 PRESS RELEASE | 06.01.17

Introducing Sema4: A Spinout Company of the Mount Sinai Health System

“Sema4 is an interdisciplinary health information company that is committed to providing open access to data and creating practical tools that help patients, clinicians, and researchers better predict health trajectories…”
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SEMA4 VIDEO | 03.15.17

Sema4: Informing Your Health Today, Tomorrow, Together

“We have been able to demonstrate that by aggregating information, we can uncover new causes of diabetes and new subtypes in personalized cancer therapy…”
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MOUNT SINAI PRESS RELEASE | 03.13.17

Mount Sinai Researchers Publish Results of First-of-Its-Kind iPhone Asthma Study

“The Asthma Mobile Health study represents the coming together of academia and industry to benefit from the ubiquity of smartphones and harness the power of citizen-science to modernize the clinical research process…”
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HUFFINGTON POST | 02.01.17

How Big Data Could Transform the Health Care Industry

“Data scientist Dr. Eric Schadt is on a mission to revolutionize health care. Leveraging the power of new technologies and mobile devices, he thinks the healthcare industry can be transformed the way Uber and AirBnB transformed the taxi and hotel industries…”
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WIRED | 10.19.16

The Cure for Cancer Is Data – Mountains of Data

“The hope is that, ultimately, these increasingly sophisticated, increasingly patient-friendly tests will be so comprehensive that a patient’s microbiome can be regularly sequenced…”
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