Checking It Out

Regulators in the US are looking into complaints made regarding issues with laboratory practices at blood testing startup Theranos, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal reported in October that the company was using its Edison technology for only a handful of tests it runs and noted alleged irregularities in its lab and proficiency testing practices.

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