Data miners are scouring the Internet for information that consumers have put out there about their medical conditions and are packaging all that data for sale, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

The going rate for a database of 2.2 million households with a person Alzheimer's disease is 15 cents per name, while a list of 1.2 million people who take medication for depression costs 9.5 cents per name, Bloomberg Businessweek notes.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.