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Brazil indigenous fight for return of blood - 28 Jan 09

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Published on Jan 28, 2009

To Brazil's indigenous Yanomami people, blood is a sacred part of life, but for anthropologists, it might hold valuable genetic information.

Forty years ago a team of world famous American anthropologists went to the Amazon to study the Yanomami, extracting hundreds of blood samples and bringing them back to the United States.

But now the Yanomami are campaigning to get their blood back so it can be buried in accordance with their traditions, as Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports.

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