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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 22, No. 6, 2015, pp. 47-53
Bioline Code: mj15072
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 6, 2015, pp. 47-53

 en Informed Consent Template and Guidelines on the Ethical Practice in Human Genetics and Human Genomic Research; Initiatives of the Universiti Sains Malaysia
Sasongko, Teguh Haryo; Zabidi-Hussin, Zamh; Othman, Nor Hayati & Rostenberghe, Hans Van

Abstract

Malaysia is advancing and nearly on pace with the international scientific community in human genetics and human genomics research. However, this research poses unique challenges. Although Malaysia already regulates medical genetic services, these regulations are insufficient for coping with the ethical issues emerging from recent genomic technologies. The Universiti Sains Malaysia recently created in-house guidelines and an informed consent template for genetic and genomic research. This article presents these guidelines and the informed consent template and discusses the justification and the background of the initiative. We also propose recommendations pertaining to local social studies and regulatory arrangements.

Keywords
ethical; guidelines; informed consent; human genetics; human genomic; Malaysia

 
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