The Guaymi Patent

Author

Atencio Lopez M.

Item Type

Journal Article

Abstract Note

Between 1993 and 1994, a group of American scientists attempted to patent and commercialize a sample of human tissue collected from an unidentified indigenous woman. Indigenous groups and international human rights forums denounced the effort and the scientists subsequently withdrew their patent claim.

Date

Winter 1994

Issue

4

Pages

16

Publication Title

Abya Yala News: Journal of the South and Meso American Indian Rights Center (SAIIC)

Title

The Guaymi Patent

Volume

8