Issue: Vol. 8, no. 4 (Winter 1994)

Article: Atencio Lopez M., “The Guaymi Patent,” Abya Yala News: Journal of the South and Meso American Indian Rights Center (SAIIC) 8, no. 4 (1994): 16. Accessed September 19, 2019.

Abstract: 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.

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