Tue 10-04-2018 19:40 PM
DUBAI, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) — The Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, CAGS, which is part of the Sheikh Hamdan Award for Medical Sciences, participated in the 22nd Human Genome Meeting in Yokohama, Japan, that was organised by the Human Genome Organisation, HUGO.
Dr. Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali, Director of CAGS, said that the importance of participating in such an important event is to benefit from it and raise the level of the country’s health services while pointing out that their participation is due of the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the patron of the award, and the necessity of strengthening their cooperation with international organisations that aim to promote sustainable development in the UAE and other countries.
The four-day conference witnessed three key lectures that focussed on adopting the outcomes of research studies on treatments for genetic disorders, as well as lectures that covered other topics that varied from cancer genome science, the biobank, personalised medicine and single cell science.
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