Havasupai Tribe seeks justice in research lawsuit
The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona is seeking justice in a lawsuit over the misuse of its blood, vice chairman Matthew Putesoy said.

Tribal members provided their blood for a study on diabetes. But Arizona State University researchers also used the material for studies on migration, inbreeding and mental illness.

“We have proof that ASU did steal our blood and conducted various other experiments with our blood, and we will be seeking justice," Putesoy told The ASU Web Devil.

After a judge threw out the case, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled last week that it can proceed. Defendants are the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Get the Story:
Havasupai case against ASU, UA moves forward (ASU Web Devil 12/2)

Arizona Appeals Court Decision:
Havasupai Tribe v. Arizona Board of Regents (November 30, 2008)

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