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Gene Sequencing Creates Ethnic Dilemma Among Native American Tribes

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by Dante Ramos

When Senator Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test in hopes of settling one controversy, Stanford geneticist Carlos Bustamante confronted a different one: Even as Warren sought to settle over her claim to Native American ancestry through a genetic test, many tribes in the United States are deeply wary of reconstructing the past via DNA sequencing.

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