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اﻷﺧﺒﺎر واﻟﺒﯿﺎﻧﺎت الصحفية - 2004
Arab Genomic Studies
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Constitute the genetic disorders in the Arab world is actually a threat, according to Dr. specializes in genetic research.

Genetic disorders have become a problem in the region due to the high prevalence of these disorders rate compared with the rest of the world, this is what came in a speech delivered by Dr. Mahmoud student president of the Arab Centre for Genetic Studies, in the third Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences, which opened yesterday at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel.

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Abdul Razak Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Conference, said: "Congress has two goals: the first is to display the last thing has been made of the development and progress in the treatment of kidney diseases and infections - that their incidence has increased over the past five and thirty years, the past and that can incidence is increasing in the near future - and non-invasive surgery, gastrointestinal disorders, and the second is: to provide a forum for scientists here in the UAE to provide their research fellow travelers around the world. "

The conference was opened by His Excellency Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Cannon, Minister of Health on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, and patron of the awards.

His Excellency Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Cannon said: "We in the United Arab Emirates - Based on the directives of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - we have been supporting science and scientists, we have and offer all the necessary encouragement to promote and achieve progress in science for the common good of mankind."

Dr. Taleb said: "Francis Collins, director of the National Institute for Human Genome Research, said that each human disease and genetic basis probably, from migraines to heart disease through blood vessel disease and breast cancer."

Since the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies was established in June 2003, have been identified 215 genetic disorder in the United Arab Emirates and 894 in the Arab world.

"Among these 215 troubled genetically identified the 178 local and international print materials and 37 volatile genetically from hospital records, which have not been previously published," according to Dr. Taleb.

Before the establishment of the center was the international reports have indicated the presence of only 16 kinds of genetic diseases in the United Arab Emirates.

Take place from the Department of Genetics at Al Wasl Hospital based.

Dr. Taleb said that the focus is now on expanding the data collection process for genetic disorders to include other Arab countries using the experience of the United Arab Emirates as a model ... Gulf News