Verizon invests in NantHealth; Medical College of Wisconsin in talks to develop $60M DNA sequencing partnership;

> Verizon Communications will make an undisclosed equity investment in NantHealth, the healthcare venture of Los Angeles-based billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, the Los Angeles Business Journal reports. Verizon already is a partner with NantHealth on a project announced earlier this month in which communications technology will be tested for its effectiveness to help deliver better evidence-based care. Article

> Los Altos, Calif.-based startup Univfy recently began marketing a home test that it claims can predict the chances of getting pregnant via in vitro fertilization, Technology Review reports. The test uses machine-learning algorithms based on the experiences of thousands of couples treated at three IVF centers in the U.S., Canada and Spain. The test began selling online in July for $250. Article

> The Medical College of Wisconsin is looking to develop a $60 million public-private partnership to boost the use of DNA sequencing for patients, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. So far, the college has talked with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee about the effort. Article

And Finally… I've never even found $1 in my garden. Article


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