الرئيسية / اﻷﺧﺒﺎر واﻟﺒﯿﺎﻧﺎت الصحفية
اﻷﺧﺒﺎر واﻟﺒﯿﺎﻧﺎت الصحفية - 2008
Arab Genomic Studies
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Due to the high prevalence of genetic diseases in the country rate, the genetic testing should not be limited to the couple, but it is possible that it becomes necessary for newborns, according to a genome experts.

Dr. Mahmoud Talib Al Ali, Director of the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies - the Dubai-based - in the fifth Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences on Tuesday said it has to be the formation of a national body for this purpose.

State currently apply a national program for genetic screening for citizens and expatriates before marriage, which are being investigated genetic disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease as well as public health.

Dr. Mahmoud also said: "During the nearly six to seven years, it is possible to add a new group of genetic diseases to the list of diseases that are investigated.". That said, without giving further details.

He also said that genetic research in the United Arab Emirates are going in the right direction: "We have a Dubai Healthcare City and the city's academic and other bodies, so the future is bright for research in the country."

"The spread of genetic diseases is very high in the UAE compared with the rest of the world, so it is of great concern, as a major financial burden on the government. He said:" We need to develop strategies with special emphasis on genetics. "But It did not give details about the size of the money currently spent on research. At present, there are more than 250 kinds of genetic disorders in the country.