23andMe Plans New Genetic Test on Risk of Getting Diabetes

In an update to its genetic test, 23andMe is trying to make it easier for people to combat type 2 diabetes. When customers now purchase the company’s $199 Health & Ancestry Service test, they’ll get their saliva screened for type 2 diabetes, among a variety of other health conditions, the company said in a statement […]

Drugmaker Lilly to Launch a Half-Price, Generic Version of Its Top-Selling Insulin

Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co. will offer a half-priced version of its blockbuster insulin, becoming one of the first companies to effectively cut the price of a top-selling drug amid the ongoing U.S. debate over pharmaceutical costs. While it will continue selling its brand-name version at the existing price, Indianapolis-based Lilly will also sell a […]

Exclusive: This All-Digital Technology Could Help Fight a Common Liver Disease

Virta Health, a digital health upstart that helps treat and prevent diabetes without the use of medication or surgery, is touting a new study showing the approach also holds promise for a common liver disease, Fortune has learned. “These study results are particularly exciting because there are currently no drugs on the market to treat […]