In a surprise move, Elizabeth Holmes is testifying at the Theranos fraud trial

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Elizabeth Holmes testified in the Theranos trial Friday | Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of disgraced blood-testing company Theranos, took the stand in her own defense late Friday, in a surprise move by the defense team. Holmes is being tried on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, for allegedly misleading investors and patients about Theranos’ blood testing device.

Holmes took the stand just after 6PM ET on Friday, to the surprise of most in the courtroom. Verge editor Liz Lopatto, who has been covering the trial, said Holmes seemed relaxed as she answered questions about her background and the company.

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Author: Kim Lyons