Christina Farr

Reporter at @CNBC.com with a focus on health and tech. Brit in SF. Amateur historian. Tell me what you really think: Christina.farr@nbcuni.com

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This machine learning researcher wanted to design an adult diaper
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This machine learning researcher wanted to design an adult diaper
August, 17 2018
Digital health start-up Zocdoc is wrestling with a price change that could cripple doctors
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Digital health start-up Zocdoc is wrestling with a price change that could cripple doctors
August, 6 2018
Some families are paying thousands of dollars to choose their baby's sex
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Some families are paying thousands of dollars to choose their baby's sex
August, 3 2018
Apple is hiring for its new health clinics, and it's focusing on keeping employees well
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Apple is hiring for its new health clinics, and it's focusing on keeping employees well
July, 31 2018
Soon you'll be able to get a futuristic medical check-up at Mount Sinai — we got an early peek
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Soon you'll be able to get a futuristic medical check-up at Mount Sinai — we got an early peek
July, 27 2018
Ex-Apple Health director is now working to fix medical records
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Ex-Apple Health director is now working to fix medical records
July, 24 2018
GoodRx valued at about $2.8 billion after Silver Lake takes stake in drug startup
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GoodRx valued at about $2.8 billion after Silver Lake takes stake in drug startup
July, 24 2018
Amazon swooped in to buy PillPack for around $1 billion after lead buyer Walmart dragged its feet
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Amazon swooped in to buy PillPack for around $1 billion after lead buyer Walmart dragged its feet
June, 28 2018
Alphabet's Sidewalk has a secret 'yellow book' with plans to reinvent cities, sites beyond Toronto
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Alphabet's Sidewalk has a secret 'yellow book' with plans to reinvent cities, sites beyond Toronto
June, 26 2018
Forget millennials: Here's a good reason why Apple should hire your grandmother
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Forget millennials: Here's a good reason why Apple should hire your grandmother
June, 22 2018
This health tech start-up refused to take money from VC firms unless they had a female partner
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This health tech start-up refused to take money from VC firms unless they had a female partner
June, 19 2018
Express Scripts boots another online pharmacy — CareZone — from its network
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Express Scripts boots another online pharmacy — CareZone — from its network
June, 18 2018
A DNA testing start-up sent used kits to some customers, an example of growing pains in new industry
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A DNA testing start-up sent used kits to some customers, an example of growing pains in new industry
June, 14 2018
Amazon's A.I. camera could help people with memory loss recognize old friends and family
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Amazon's A.I. camera could help people with memory loss recognize old friends and family
June, 11 2018
Buffett, Dimon and Bezos's top pick to fix health care: Geisinger CEO David Feinberg
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Buffett, Dimon and Bezos's top pick to fix health care: Geisinger CEO David Feinberg
June, 7 2018
Silicon Valley venture fund NEA scoops up primary care clinics from DaVita for around $100 million
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Silicon Valley venture fund NEA scoops up primary care clinics from DaVita for around $100 million
June, 5 2018
Amazon has plans to open its own health clinics for Seattle employees
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Amazon has plans to open its own health clinics for Seattle employees
June, 5 2018
Tech giants could finally win in health care because they're sticking to what they know
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Tech giants could finally win in health care because they're sticking to what they know
May, 23 2018
Amazon could make a big impact in health by helping people eat better
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Amazon could make a big impact in health by helping people eat better
May, 16 2018
Ex-Medicare chief Slavitt adds partners in venture firm investing in the 'most vulnerable Americans'
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Ex-Medicare chief Slavitt adds partners in venture firm investing in the 'most vulnerable Americans'
May, 7 2018
Tech workers are paying $7,000 to freeze their stem cells in hope of extending life
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Tech workers are paying $7,000 to freeze their stem cells in hope of extending life
May, 4 2018
Health start-ups are finding profits in serving the poor and elderly
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Health start-ups are finding profits in serving the poor and elderly
April, 25 2018
Virtual doctor start-up American Well is raising over $300 million and Philips is a new investor
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Virtual doctor start-up American Well is raising over $300 million and Philips is a new investor
April, 23 2018
These former SpaceX engineers are helping scientists find cures for genetic diseases
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These former SpaceX engineers are helping scientists find cures for genetic diseases
April, 19 2018
Start-up health insurer led by former UnitedHealthcare CEO is off to a good start, filings show
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Start-up health insurer led by former UnitedHealthcare CEO is off to a good start, filings show
April, 16 2018
Two experts debate whether Facebook should get into health
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Two experts debate whether Facebook should get into health
April, 6 2018
Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data
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Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data
April, 5 2018
Oscar Health, Josh Kushner's health insurance start-up, raises $165 million from Alphabet and others
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Oscar Health, Josh Kushner's health insurance start-up, raises $165 million from Alphabet and others
March, 27 2018
Apple's plan to put health records on your phone has huge implications for medicine
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Apple's plan to put health records on your phone has huge implications for medicine
March, 27 2018
As Amazon moves into health care, here's what we know — and what we suspect — about its plans
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As Amazon moves into health care, here's what we know — and what we suspect — about its plans
March, 20 2018
Techies are dieting by loading up on meat and veggies for a full month
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Techies are dieting by loading up on meat and veggies for a full month
March, 16 2018
Google is teaming up with the largest doctor group for a medical data challenge
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Google is teaming up with the largest doctor group for a medical data challenge
March, 16 2018
Democrats enjoy a double-digit lead heading into midterm elections: NBC/WSJ poll
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Democrats enjoy a double-digit lead heading into midterm elections: NBC/WSJ poll
March, 14 2018
Tech elites are fasting and taking ice baths to push their bodies to work harder
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Tech elites are fasting and taking ice baths to push their bodies to work harder
February, 28 2018
A hospital group in New Orleans is working with Microsoft to help predict patient emergencies
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A hospital group in New Orleans is working with Microsoft to help predict patient emergencies
February, 27 2018
23andMe is getting more specific with its DNA ancestry tests, adding 120 new regions
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23andMe is getting more specific with its DNA ancestry tests, adding 120 new regions
February, 27 2018
Apple is launching medical clinics to deliver the 'world's best health care experience' to its employees
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Apple is launching medical clinics to deliver the 'world's best health care experience' to its employees
February, 27 2018
The Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture is scouting CEOs, with tech VC John Doerr's help
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The Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture is scouting CEOs, with tech VC John Doerr's help
February, 26 2018
I wore this $279 device over my heart to track stress — here's what I learned
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I wore this $279 device over my heart to track stress — here's what I learned
February, 22 2018
This founder lived in a nursing home for 3 months to get his start-up off the ground
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This founder lived in a nursing home for 3 months to get his start-up off the ground
February, 14 2018
Apple CEO: We can make a 'significant contribution' in health care
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Apple CEO: We can make a 'significant contribution' in health care
February, 13 2018
This start-up founder suffers chronic pain -- now she's on a mission to figure out how to measure it
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This start-up founder suffers chronic pain -- now she's on a mission to figure out how to measure it
February, 12 2018
Med students are puzzled when forced to use ancient technology like fax machines
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Med students are puzzled when forced to use ancient technology like fax machines
February, 7 2018
Stephen Friend, a well-known health researcher, is out at Apple after less than two years
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Stephen Friend, a well-known health researcher, is out at Apple after less than two years
February, 5 2018
Health tech CEO who counts Amazon as a customer warns Jeff Bezos that it's a 'tough business'
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Health tech CEO who counts Amazon as a customer warns Jeff Bezos that it's a 'tough business'
February, 2 2018
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie says he's been blocked by Facebook
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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie says he's been blocked by Facebook
January, 31 2018
Advice for Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon from a failed effort to control health costs
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Advice for Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon from a failed effort to control health costs
January, 30 2018
Amazon's secretive health team talking with AARP about making products for older people
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Amazon's secretive health team talking with AARP about making products for older people
January, 30 2018
Health-care execs and investors have a love-hate relationship with Amazon
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Health-care execs and investors have a love-hate relationship with Amazon
January, 30 2018
Amazon's health care move could be a big win for consumer health start-ups
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Amazon's health care move could be a big win for consumer health start-ups
January, 30 2018
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Christina Farr is a writer who has produced content for cnbc.com, fastcompany.com, and backchannel.com
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Health Care, Silicon Valley, Digital Health, Apple Watch, Mental Health, Medical Records, Health Insurance, Life Sciences, Primary Care, San Francisco
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