مجموعة رفيعة المستوى من علماء الوراثة تنضم إلى المركز العربي للدراسات الجينية
Arab Center for Genetic Studies, which was established by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences has its own building and a team of eminent geneticists.
The building will be equipped and begin work by the end of next year, according to Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Abdul Razzaq Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the United Arab Emirates University and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation Sheikh Hamdan.
"We know that genetic diseases are the leading cause of death among newborn babies, because other deadly diseases such as infectious diseases has now become under control."
Dr Abdul Razak said: "The large number of marriages between relatives, marriages between cousins is the leading cause of genetic disorders in the Arab region. The first step is to find out the cause of this disease and to identify the genes responsible for the disease, and the second step is to find cures for these disorders and map the spread of demographic and genetic diseases. "
Dr Abdul Razak said that the Arab Centre for Genetic studies have established to meet the needs of genetic research in all Arab countries, pointing out that he will feature the best scientists and technicians in the field. He said that the delegations represented by health authorities in many Arab countries have visited the Health Minister of the UAE, Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Cannon, since the founding of the Arab Centre for Genetic Studies and officially opened in a ceremony held in June at Al Wasl Hospital and expressed enthusiasm for the project.
The workshop was held on Monday about genetic disorders in the Arab world and the first International Congress of Human Genetics are Allqaouan The scientific first two, who organized the Executive Committee of the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies. Dr Abdul Razak said that by the end of this year will be allocated to the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies of the building has been completed and equipped Anchaoua.
Said Dr. Najeeb Al Khaja, president of the Arab Centre for Genetic studies in his opening speech to the beginning of the workshop own genetics on Monday that the Arab Centre for Genetic studies have established due to the impact of genetic disorders in the region and the need to alleviate the great suffering for those who befell them these diseases, which is why issued Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry decree establishing the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies.
Added Dr. Najeeb Al Khaja: "Today we have the pioneers in the field of medicine from all over the world and the region provide us with current information on a variety of genetic diseases that occur among the Arab population, and I hope that this workshop succeed in providing information on the size of the problem of genetic disorders in the Arab world . "