Genetic disease initiative for Arab communities

30 June 2005

The Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS) in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, UAE) was established to characterize and prevent genetic disorders in the region; genetic diseases represent a significant public health problem in the Arab world, due in part to social factors such as relatively high rates of consanguinity and parity (number of children born to each woman). CAGS recently initiated a project to establish a comprehensive Catalogue of Transmission Genetics in Arabs (CTGA), to

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