Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 27, while many analysts had expected fewer than 70 million. Revenue rose to $74.6 billion from $57.6 billion a year earlier.
More than a dozen companies have sprouted up in recent years to sell thousands of genetic health tests, ranging from Google-backed 23andMe to Roche. But the consumers who order the tests often face months-long waits to get an appointment with a genetics expert who can explain the results. That’s because there are fewer than 5,000 genetic counselors in the United States, which falls far short of the demand.
Wearable makers, like Apple Watch and Fitbit, are getting better at tracking heart rate, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. But those that measure calories are far from accurate. The researchers conducted a study to assess the quality of wearable trackers after finding a lack of data in peer-reviewed journals.