Don Casey, left, and Dr. Joseph Smith of the West Wireless Health Institute show a prototype of a wireless fetal monitor where the data is transmitted to a tablet computer. The institute, Qualcomm Inc. and the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance have helped put the city on the global map for mobile health.

Don Casey, left, and Dr. Joseph Smith of the West Wireless Health Institute show a prototype of a wireless fetal monitor where the data is transmitted to a tablet computer. The institute, Qualcomm Inc. and the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance have helped put the city on the global map for mobile health. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

In San Diego’s leading-edge mobile health scene, two very disparate industries with strong local roots — personal genomics and wireless communications — are converging in unexpected ways to create new tools and services that will transform the way people approach chronic disease...

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