, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 743-745
Date: 22 Aug 2012

From the Editor

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The current issue contains 9 articles and six book reviews.

The first paper is by Siti Hafsyah Idris, Chang Lee Wei, and Azizan Baharuddin In “Biosafety Act 2007: Does It Really Protect Bioethical Issues?” the authors focus on The Malaysian Biosafey Board’s recent approval of field testing for genetically modified (GM) male mosquitoes, supposedly in compliance with the Biosafety Açt of 2007, which was passed in order to strike a balance between promoting biotechnology and at the same time protecting against its potential environmental and human health risks in Malaysia. However, the authors claim, “the 2007 Act fails to adequately take into account any bioethical issues in spite of the inclusion of a provision on socio-economic consideration.” So the authors attempt “to address the role and function of the Malaysia biosafety legal framework in governing bioethical concerns relating to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) within the current biotechnology background in Malaysia.” They al ...