Identifying the cause of an infectious disease is time-consuming and not always easy. So a company called Karius has developed a blood test that analyzes cell-free DNA to identify more than a thousand pathogens.
Theranos was founded to revolutionize the blood testing industry. That brilliant idea (and the company) belonged to Elizabeth Holmes and its incredible financial success over the last ten years was due to her devoted and unyielding promotion. However, people have recently started to pull back the curtain on the now famously secretive company. And, when questions were raised as to what was going on behind Ms. Holmes’s speeches and interviews, answers came up short and have uncovered a smoke and mirrors act that was once worth $9 billion.
The latest: ACSH Advisor Dr. C.S. Prakash receives the 2015 Borlaug CAST (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology) Communicator Award, blood DNA test could detect cancer tumors, and CSPC watchdog puts agency to task for shoddy science.