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The Ethical Battle Over Ancient DNA

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  • Chaco canyon DNA - A new controversy has arisen over recent scientific analyses conducted on ancient Native American remains that were uncovered in the 1890s at Pueblo Bonito, an archaeological site located in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

    The Ethical Battle Over Ancient DNA

    Researchers who study the DNA of ancient Native Americans have been learning how to collaborate with American Indian tribes instead of fighting them over ancestral human remains. But a recent case suggests still more sensitivity is needed.

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    Native by Design

    Indigenous people in the U.S. are increasingly challenging widespread stereotypes as well as the practice of cultural appropriation.