Khalifa University study on UAE genetics pool concludes

February 5, 2020

Organised by the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards for Medical Sciences, the “8th Pan-Arab Human Genetics Conference” began with clinical symposia and lectures on Jan. 17 with five conference themes: Next Generation Sequencing, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Metabolic Disorders, Dysmorphology (Birth Defects), and Population Genomics and Diseases.

On Sunday, it was in the “Population Genomics and Diseases” module that Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi) associate professor Dr. Andreas Henschel discussed the three-year study on genetics pool of the UAE population participated in by 1,000 Emiratis beginning 2017.

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