#54 - Theranos and revolutionising medicine | Curio

#54 - Theranos and revolutionising medicine

17 mins | Sep 19, 2021

Today's episode from 20th September 2021. Up first: She was once hailed 'the next Steve Jobs' but she's currently on trial for fraud. With Elizabeth Holmes' court case currently going on, we take a look at one of the more interesting details to come out of it- that even if her startup did what it said it could, it still wouldn't have done much good. Then we have a perfect way to start your week; the Monday morning routine of organiser extraordinaire Marie Kondo. Companies can now actually detect 1,000 substances in a drop of blood, but even that can’t fulfil Elizabeth Holmes initial promise to revolutionise medicine and increase human happiness. Faye Flam reveals how these developments in blood testing technology showed Theranos' mission was based on fantasy all along. What sparks joy for the sensational organising consultant? Saira Khan interviews Marie Kondo about her Monday morning routine. They discuss air-purifying her home, her upcoming Netflix series and whether all celebrities skipping showers are right to do so. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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