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Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

by John Carreyrou

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
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  • First Published:
    May 2018, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 30, 2019, 368 pages

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The full story of the rise and then collapse of a multibillion-dollar biotech startup. Voted a BookBrowse 2018 Top 20 Book.

In February 2015, a blogger for a pathology website contacted John Carreyrou, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the Wall Street Journal. He claimed that his recent post expressing skepticism about a company named Theranos had led to a group of people contacting him with information about the organization. He thought Carreyrou might be interested in following up. He did, and after months of careful research, countless interviews, and threats from Theranos lawyers, he published a series of damning articles about the company and its board. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup is a book-length treatment of Carreyrou's Wall Street Journal exposé as well as further investigations sparked by his work.

Theranos was the brain-child of Elizabeth Holmes who at the age of 19 dropped out of Stanford University to pursue an idea of making blood tests ...

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