A study on an appropriate model of law on human embryo stem cell research in Malaysia / Nurlina Rahim, Nur Hamizah Adenan and Mohd Azhier Farhan Arisin

Rahim, Nurlina and Adenan, Nur Hamizah and Farhan Arisin, Mohd Azhier (2012) A study on an appropriate model of law on human embryo stem cell research in Malaysia / Nurlina Rahim, Nur Hamizah Adenan and Mohd Azhier Farhan Arisin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Stem cells which are characterized by its ability to differentiate into specific cells are highly regarded by the scientific community as providing possible treatment for degenerative diseases. Owing to such great advantage to human race, scientific communities around the world have been conducting many research involving human embryonic stem cells. But the popularity of human embryonic stem cells has not only sparks interest among scientific community but also controversial among legislatures due to the employment of method which requires human embryos to be destroyed for extraction of the stem cells. The law to regulate the practices of human embryonic stem cells research among scientist is therefore inevitable to safeguard human subjects from malpractices by research community. The scantiness of proper mechanism to monitor and regulate the practices of human embryonic stem cells research has prompted for a specific legislation to be enacted in Malaysia. This research paper is therefore aims firstly to analyze the lacunae in Malaysia's regulatory scheme, secondly to study the legislative model of law on stem cell research in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America for lesson to be learned and lastly to make recommendations as to which model of law suits Malaysia in the matter of stem cells research. In using largely legislative materials from the UK and the US as well as scholastic journals, this research paper increases understanding of the legal approach in the UK and the US as well as the position in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Rahim, Nurlina2009927345
Adenan, Nur Hamizah2009320695
Farhan Arisin, Mohd Azhier2009342009
Contributors:
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
Thesis advisorOmar, HabibahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Dispute resolution (Law). Mediation. Conciliation (Civil procedure)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Item ID: 28268
Uncontrolled Keywords: human, embryo, cell
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/28268

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