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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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