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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Formerly Worth $4.5 Billion, Now Worth ‘Nothing’

Last year, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of troubled blood-testing company Theranos, was at the top of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women list with an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion, making her the first youngest self-made female billionaire. On Wednesday, the magazine revised its estimate to “nothing.”

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The U.S. Approved Its First GMO Apple, Which Doesn’t Turn Brown

For years, a small Canadian company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, has been touting its Arctic apple, which doesn’t turn an unsightly brown after being sliced. The U.S. Department of Agriculture finally approved it for planting this week. But before you see any Arctic apples at the grocery store, get ready for a big round of GMO controversy.

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