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DNA Screening for Apple Employees

Through a partnership with Color Genomics, Apple is offering its employees free DNA testing for disease, CNBC reports.

According to CNBC, the two firms have been working together for a few months to incorporate genetic testing for disease risk from Color into Apple employee health clinics from AC Wellness. This, it adds, would shift healthcare at those centers from being reactive to proactive, as employees might be able to take steps to prevent developing the conditions they are at risk of getting. Doctors at the clinic would have to prescribe the test for patients, it notes.

AC Wellness, CNBC notes, is technically a separate company from Apple, got its start in 2018, and has already opened a number of clinics at Apple sites where it treats staff and dependents. This setup could help Apple, which has indicated an interest in health, test any new health products it develops with lower risk of leaks, it adds. This partnership with Color appears to underscore Apple's interest in the area, CNBC says.