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Cultural Challenges to Biotechnology: Native American Genetic Resources and the Concept of Cultural Harm


Rebecca A. Tsosie


Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

2007

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 35, p. 396, 2007

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This article examines the intercultural context of issues related to genetic research on Native peoples. In particular, the article probes the disconnect between Western and indigenous concepts of property, ownership, and privacy, and examines the harms to Native peoples that may arise from unauthorized uses of blood and tissue samples or the information derived from such samples. The article concludes that existing legal and ethical frameworks are inadequate to address Native peoples' rights to their genetic resources and suggests an intercultural framework for accommodation based on theories of intergroup equality and fundamental human rights.

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Keywords: Bioethics, Native Americans, Genetics

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Date posted: May 7, 2009 ; Last revised: March 28, 2013

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Tsosie, Rebecca A., Cultural Challenges to Biotechnology: Native American Genetic Resources and the Concept of Cultural Harm (2007). Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 35, p. 396, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1399608

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Rebecca A. Tsosie (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
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Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
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