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The Islamic ethics of mitochondria transplantation

Bouzenita, Anke Iman and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed (2016) The Islamic ethics of mitochondria transplantation. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Biotechnology has opened a new chapter with the advent of mitochondria transplantation for cell-based therapy. Mitochondrial transplantation was successfully led to birth; however, cytoplasmic transplantation has caused apprehension, since the mixing of human ooplasm from two different maternal sources may generate mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) heteroplasmy in the offspring. Islamic legal verdicts on human cloning and somatic cell transfer have been overweighingly explicit as to its prohibition, due to the change of creation, mixing of lineage and other evaluations.Is mitochondria transplantation equivalent to human cloning in that genetic information is proliferated, and does it therefore take the same legal rule? Are there possible benefits (masalih) for medical treatment that may render mitochondria transplantation permissible, or are possible harms (mafasid) overweighing? Or is it a completely different procedure, taking a different rule?The paper will investigate into these questions and discuss the dimensions of Islamic ethics on the issue.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4971/51626 (ISBN: 978-983-42978-8-6)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mitochondria, organelle, heteroplasmy, DNA, genome, Islamic ethics, harms (mafāsid), benefits (maṣāliḥ)
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: A Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 10:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51626

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