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 December 11, 2018. http://saiic.nativeweb.org/ayn/document/1698.
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.