This Bogus Cancer Cure From The 1970s Is Finding New Life Online
Apricot seeds can cure cancer — or so thousands of cancer patients believed in the 1970s, despite lotss of evidence to the contrary. Now, in an era when natural remedies are no longer fringe and wellness is a multitrillion-dollar industry, this widely debunked theory has taken on a new life as a hydra-headed e-commerce ecosystem that regulators are virtually powerless to stop.
Can A Simple Blood Test Really Spot Cancer Early? Don’t Bet On It Yet, Scientists Say.
Well-funded startups like Freenome and Grail say they’re making tests that spot cancer before you know you have it. They have divulged little about the science behind their vision — and many scientists are skeptical.
This Biotech CEO Doesn't Have A PhD, But He Did Leave School Under A Cloud
Gabriel Otte has been identified on many websites, including his own company’s, as having a PhD. But he does not. The CEO of Freenome, which is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, left a PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania, where a professor raised questions about some of his research, BuzzFeed News has learned.