Overwhelming Response

In a gripping read, Tyler Shultz tells the Wall Street Journal that he voiced his concerns to regulators and the press about the goings-on at Theranos in part to protect the reputation of his grandfather, George Shultz, a former secretary of state and company director. But, Theranos responded with lawyers and private investigators, the younger Shultz tells the Journal, and it strained his relationship with his grandfather.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

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