DNA Research Risks Multiplied With Havasupai Case
Legal experts and civil rights attorneys have stated that an agreement amongst Arizona State University and the Havasupai Indian tribe depicts clearly the risk that researchers take upon them at the time they are not successful to secure what is better known as informed consent, which is about providing full information to the research contestants that how their DNA is likely going to be used.
Hank Greely, a Law Professor and Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University opined that this code of conduct brings a sense of distrust and suspicion, which is not healthy to carry out the research.
If these people lose confidence in the researchers, probably, that will turn out to be a bad news for the team of researchers.
Seeing the latest dispute that has been ignited between researchers and the tribal people, various other tribes have also backed out and have plainly refused to be a part of this genetic research.
The State Health Agency was sued by Texas parents when they discovered that blood, which had been taken from their new born babies for the purpose of screening genetic disorders, was given to scientists without taking their consent for the same.
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