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US Health Spending in 2015 Averaged Nearly $10,000 Per Person

Healthcare spending climbed 5.8 percent in 2015, the fastest rate since 2008, according to a recently published HHS report.

Theranos Dissolves High-Profile Board of Counselors

Theranos announces that its Board of Counselors, including two former secretaries of state, the former director of the CDC, and a former secretary of defense, will retire in 2017.

Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Tenable publishes a cross-industry analysis of cybersecurity preparedness, noting that readiness scores dropped an average of six percent from last year, and giving the healthcare industry a “D” in overall preparedness.

Illumina spinout Grail is seeking to raise $1.7 billion for large-scale clinical trial: sources

Grail, a spinoff of DNA-sequencing company Illumina, is in the process of raising $1.7 billion to fund large-scale clinical trials in the UK to test early-stage cancer detection tools.

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