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Silicon Valley’s Blood-Testing Startup Hires Clinton Adviser

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Theranos Inc., the Silicon Valley startup seeking to challenge traditional lab testing, hired a former policy adviser to Hillary Clinton as its top lawyer, a key role in the company’s push for legislation to let consumers order more medical tests for themselves.

Heather King had already been working for Theranos as an external adviser for almost a year as a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Now she’ll be the company’s general counsel. In an interview, she said she helped lead the company’s push for an Arizona law that lets people order bloodwork without a doctor’s order.