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Arab Genomic Studies
Hanan Hamamy
Professor of Human Genetics currently affiliated with the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland

Dr. Hamamy was the specialist in charge of the genetic counseling clinic at the National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics, Amman, Jordan and consultant medical geneticist at Jordan University Hospital and was actively involved in implementing the national program for community genetic services in collaboration with WHO and the Ministry of Health in Jordan. Previously, Dr. Hamamy was professor of Human Genetics at Mustansiriyah Medical College, Baghdad, Iraq, and specialist in charge of the counseling clinic and Cytogenetics Laboratory. She participated in several World Health Organization consultations and co-authored several WHO publications on community control of genetic and congenital disorders, ethical issues in medical genetics, and prevention of birth defects in developing countries. She has authored and co-authored more than 50 publications in international and Arab medical literature, with special interest in researching the relevance of consanguinity to genetic disorders.