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Theranos founder testifies in risky gambit at US fraud trial

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San José (United States) (AFP) – Fallen biotech star Elizabeth Holmes testified at her US fraud trial Friday in a risky defense bid, depicting herself as a committed innovator who spent her savings and quit an elite college to pursue her vision.   Holmes faces potentially decades behind bars if convicted of allegations she scammed investors in her much-hyped blood test start-up Theranos — once valued in the billions but which collapsed under fraud claims. “I started with talking to my parents, they let me take the money saved for my college to work on my patent, then I went to raise or borrow…

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