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Journal of Translational Medicine

, 14:96



The 6th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference PAHGC -Genetics of Multifactorial Disorders- was organized by the Center for Arab Genomic Studies in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 21 to 23 January, 2016. The PAHGCs are held biennially to provide a common platform to bring together regional and international geneticists to share their knowledge and to discuss common issues. Over 800 delegates attended the first 2 days of the conference and these came from various medical and scientific backgrounds. They consisted of geneticists, molecular biologists, medical practitioners, postdoctoral researchers, technical staff e.g., nurses and lab technicians and medical students from 35 countries around the world. On the 3rd day, a one-day workshop on -Genetic Counseling- was delivered to 26 participants. The conference focused on four major topics, namely, diabetes, genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders, congenital anomalies and cancer genetics. Personalized medicine was a recurrent theme in most of the research presented at the conference, as was the application of novel molecular findings in clinical settings. This report discusses a summary of the presentations from the meeting.

KeywordsMultifactorial disorders Diabetes Congenital anomalies Neurodevelopmental disorders Cancer Genetic counseling  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Pratibha Nair - Sami Bizzari - Nirmal Rajah - Nada Assaf - Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali - Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh



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