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Arizona Regents Settle Dispute Over Use of Indian Blood

April 22, 2010
 

The Arizona Board of Regents has agreed to pay $700,000 to 41 individuals in the Havasupai tribe to compensate them for the use of their blood in research that they believe they never authorized, Indian Country Today reported. The tribe members say that they believed they gave blood samples only for limited use in a diabetes study, and that they later found out about much broader use -- including in studies that they never would have authorized. While Arizona State University officials denied wrongdoing, the regents agreed to settle the case.

 

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