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Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead

Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead Embattled medical testing firm Theranos has made the decision to get out of the laboratory testing industry.This is a major reversal for the company, following government scrutiny that resulted in a 2-year ban on CEO Elizabeth Holmes running a laboratory.

Cheaper, longer-lasting epinephrine pills could soon replace overpriced EpiPens

Cheaper, longer-lasting epinephrine pills could soon replace overpriced EpiPens For people with severe allergies, having a ready supply of epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) can be the difference between a mild inconvenience and death.Scientists are close to developing an epinephrine pill.

Myanmar's bottled water brands kept failing FDA tests so it fixed that by lowering standards

Myanmar's bottled water brands kept failing FDA tests so it fixed that by lowering standards Some 70 drinking water brands were granted brand licenses despite failing FDA-administered tests, after the government decided it was easier to lower test standards than for the brands to improve the quality of their water.All water brands in Myanmar were previously required to contain less than 100 colonies per millilitre — the same standard used in places like the US and EU.

You can finally get an FDA-approved genetic test for diseases from 23andMe

You can finally get an FDA-approved genetic test for diseases from 23andMe Now, the service is allowed to tell users if they're at risk for 10 diseases:  The FDA noted in its announcement that this is the first approved use of direct-to-consumer tests for genetic risks.The information provided by 23andMe won't involve actual diagnoses of diseases — only the genetic risk of having them.

This dead bat in a salad mix is your food safety nightmare come true

This dead bat in a salad mix is your food safety nightmare come true A dead bat was in their salad.The pair had already started eating some of the salad before they found the bat.

Soylent, the food of the tech gods, needs a rebrand, fast

Soylent, the food of the tech gods, needs a rebrand, fast Let's call this an intervention: Soylent, it's time for a rebrand.8 powder … We are advising our customers to immediately discard any remaining Soylent 1.