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Hamdan Medical Award honors the distinguished studies in the RAKMHSU’s Stu...
18 May 2016
(HMA) honored the best studies presented at the 7th students Scientific Conference, which was recently organized by Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University (RAK...
Expert laments lack of statistical data...
10 Dec 2003
The two main obstacles that face any genetic research project in the Arab countries are the dearth of comprehensive statistical data on genetic diseases and their prevalence rate, and the lack of funding due to widespread ignorance about the science
Test to avoid Thalassemia among new-born babies...
10 Dec 2003
In order to avoid birth of children with debilitating genetic disorders, such as Thalassemia, UAE nationals are encouraged to get tested before marriage to find out if they are carriers of the Thalassemia gene or other genetic disorders.
Top geneticists set to join CAGS...
09 Dec 2003
The Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS), established by the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, will have now have a premise and a team of superb geneticists.
Genetic-based infant deaths rise...
21 Nov 2003
Prenatal care has decreased infant mortality rate to a great extent but infant deaths due to genetic disorders among UAE nationals have shot up sharply.
Study discovers rare case of X chromosome...
27 Jun 2003
A rare case of '49,XXXXY' syndrome - X chromosome aneuploidy - which results in multiple malformations and delayed psychomotor development, was discovered in a UAE national boy at birth.
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