InsurTech

Startup co. Toolbox offers gene-based lifestyle recommendations

A company that will soon begin to offer actionable health insights based on customers’ sequenced genomes, has raised a small round of seed funding. Toolbox uses 60 biomarkers to develop an […]

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Study Shows Culture could shape our DNA

A UC San Francisco-led study has identified signatures of ethnicity in the genome that appear to reflect an ethnic group’s shared culture and environment, rather than their common genetic ancestry. The […]

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Epigenetic source of throat cancer linked to alcohol, tobacco.

A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of […]

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Epigenetics projected to be $5B market by end of 2018.

With companies striving to push their drugs and diagnostic technologies for several oncological indications, the competition in the global epigenetics drugs and diagnostics technologies market is likely to intensify over […]

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Lemonade opens kimono on its operations

Insurtech company Lemonade has decided to do a “full frontal” and open the Kimono on their operations. The growing Insurtech startup said they were going to overcompensate on their mission to transform […]

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Survey finds consumer desire for what insurtech promises

The emergence of insurtech has been fueled by new digital capabilities and Internet of Things devices that are reducing costs, changing systems and processes, and enhancing the consumer experience. An […]

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Insurers selling life policies online waiving a medical exam

More companies are trusting algorithms—using answers provided by applicants and data pulled from prescription-drug databases, motor-vehicle records and other sources—to reveal nearly as much about many people as analysis of […]

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The rise of insurtech in the age of algorithms

Peer-to-peer is the hot trend in insurance with older players like Friendsurance and newcomers Lemonade, InsPeer, InSured, and Teambrella. Each promises insurance that is more transparent and social with shared […]

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