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RE: Theranos? Eh, he got duped, like thousands of others.

As TMFJebbo says, ask the simple questions. In exchange for $600M, Theranos should have been required to submit their machines to inspection by experts who surely would have recognized that they were faked using traditional machines (https://gizmodo.com/lawsuit-claims-theranos-ran-fake-tests-t...). I wouldn't expect Henry Kissinger to tell a commercial machine from a prototype, but surely someone was in the room to do that. In addition, commercial machines require much larger samples than Theranos claimed, so if there had been a live demonstration using samples collected from ill patients (who would have readings outside the normal range and unpredictable by Theranos), the investors could determine that the Theranos machine was incapable of reading ultra-small samples.

I think Holmes (and probably more than a few others) should be prosecuted, but I have little sympathy for people who did not ask the simple questions.
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