Suit over Havasupai blood research dismissed

The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona says it will appeal a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit against Arizona State University.

The tribe sued on behalf of its members, whose blood samples were used for research to which they didn't consent. But the case was dismissed on a legal technicality.

Tribal members gave samples starting in 1989 for diabetes research. They found out that their blood was used for a variety of studies, including migration and schizophrenia.

A second lawsuit, filed by the individual members, is pending.

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Judge tosses tribe's case on technicality (The Arizona Republic 5/4)
Havasupai suit over research tossed (The Arizona Daily Star 5/4)
Tribal Suit Over Blood Samples Dismissed (AP 5/4)

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