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Beyond Theranos: Next options for a better blood draw

GUEST: Theranos, once Silicon Valley’s sexiest startup, recently announced plans to shut down its blood-test facilities and lay off almost half its workers. But that shouldn’t mean the premise of Theranos is flawed. In fact, CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ vision — to remove the friction in blood diagnostics — is bang on the money. For all involved, […]
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