Cells for Sale.

You're now allowed to pay for bone marrow. Could other tissues be next?

How much do you think your bone marrow is worth? Or more accurately, how much would it take for you to consider selling it?

According to a U.S. federal court, that price is about $3,000. In a landmark decision in a lawsuit brought by patients, parents and a donor-advocacy group, the court ruled it's now legal to buy bone-marrow cells--provided that the payment is made in the form of scholarship vouchers or donations to charity and that the bone marrow, or blood stem cells, is obtained from the bloodstream, not the bone. (If extracted from the bone, it would be considered...

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