With more and more people using smartphones in their day-to-day lives, healthcare companies have started implementing apps that allow patients to contribute to their own research.  In an article on HuffingtonPost.com, “Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online, applying massive computing power to analyze DNA and even developing ingestible “smart” pills for detecting cancer.”  For more information, please visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-phone-app-lets-you-be-part-of-research-on-your-own-disease_55b79fffe4b0a13f9d1a37f5