Desperate people can make $30 donating plasma, up to 104 times a year, in this $20 billion industry

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There are currently 96,559 candidates on the list awaiting a kidney transplant in the US. In major cities, the average wait is five to ten years. For those on the list, there are meager options to get off it. They could receive a kidney donation from a relative or a friend. Internationally, some have opted for a murkier route

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HFEA says it has contacted clinics accused of offering women on low incomes free IVF treatment if they donate eggs

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— and it’s driving a business worth billions. Adam Tanner, a fellow at Harvard’s institute for quantitative social science and author of a new book on the topic, Our Bodies, Our Data, said that patients generally don’t know that their most personal information – what diseases they test positive for, what surgeries they have had – is the stuff of multibillion-dollar business

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A morbid market. Staffers at the Louisiana Department of Justice in Baton Rouge tracked the sale of human skulls on eBay for seven months. During that period, 237 people listed 454 skulls for sale, with opening bids ranging from one cent to $5500

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A genomic entrepreneur plans to sell genetic workups for as little as $250. But $25,000 gets you “a physical on steroids.”

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Lawsuit claims price guidelines used by fertility clinics artificially suppress the amount women can get for their eggs

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The company that began as a source of genealogical data now hopes to marry that information with DNA data—and sell it for research

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