ELIZABETH HOLMES’ THERANOS SCAM COULD ONLY HAVE EXISTED IN SILICON VALLEY

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Elizabeth Holmes, a name that may now live in infamy, was the “remarkable 19-year-old CEO Stanford drop-out” who created the company Theranos — a combination of “therapy” and “diagnosis” — that sold the revolutionary idea of performing hundreds of tests with a single drop of blood. Compared to the traditional venipuncture method of drawing blood, it was much less…