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 Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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