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Lawsuit over Havasupai blood moved to state court

An Arizona county court will be handling two lawsuits that accuse researchers of misusing the blood of Havasupai tribal members.

The Havasupai Tribe and members of the tribe each filed separate lawsuits. They say Havasupai blood was taken for a diabetes project but ended up being used for research of Native migration and schizophrenia.

Researchers at Arizona State University admit using the blood. One of the researchers, now director of the University of Arizona's Center for Insect Science, says tribal allegations are "hysterical."

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Havasupai suits involving blood research moved (The Arizona Daily Star 5/5)

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