DNA Returned to Tribe, Raising Questions About Consent
Science, Vol. 328, no. 5978, p. 558
By Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
A tiny tribe of Native Americans who live beneath the cliffs of the
Grand Canyon is shaking up genetics research, thanks to an unusual
out-of-court agreement with Arizona State University. Tribe members
charged that their DNA had been collected by university researchers
without proper consent; after a 6-year legal battle, the university has
now agreed—among other concessions—to return more than 100 DNA samples
to the Havasupai and pay $700,000.
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