Diagnostics are a tough business, writes life sciences venture capitalist Bruce Booth.

And he should know — he's currently in the process of unwinding cancer diagnostics company On-Q-Ity, an investment by his firm, Atlas Ventures, that didn't quite work out.

The reading public is the beneficiary of Booth's loss, though, as he performs a post-mortem of sorts, looking at what went wrong.

Among the lessons learned:

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Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

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