Bioscience

Lawsuits settled over Arizona tribe blood samples

April 21, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Google] – An Arizona Indian tribe has ended a seven-year legal fight over blood samples members gave to university scientists for diabetes research that were later used to study schizophrenia, inbreeding and ancient population migration in what tribal members called a case of genetic piracy.

The Havasupai Indians, who live deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon, settled their lawsuits with Arizona State University in an agreement announced Wednesday and approved by the Legislature’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee on Tuesday.

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