Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University about 10 years ago to start a blood-testing company called Theranos that only requires a small amount of blood, rather than vials of it, for testing, Wired writes. The prices for the company's services, which are currently offered at through one Walgreens in California, are also quite low and rapid, Wired notes.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.