Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Participates in Emirati Genome Programme

  • Publish date: Thursday، 24 June 2021
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Participates in Emirati Genome Programme
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has participated in the Emirati Genome Programme, as he visited recently the Omics Centre of Excellence, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based technology company Group 42 (G42), located in Masdar City.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Participates in Emirati Genome Programme

Emirati Genome Programme is a ground-breaking national genomics initiative and one of the world’s largest, and most comprehensive genomics programmes.

The programme seeks to provide the best healthcare system for all Emiratis, understand the nature of the genetic diseases prevalent among the UAE population, implement personalised medicine and provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Participates in Emirati Genome Programme

Accurate genomic studies can help in the prevention of genetic and chronic diseases in the future generations, equip national competencies to re-shape the future of healthcare policies in cooperation with the highest medical research centers, foster the country’s position as a global innovation hub in the health sector, and raise the country’s profile in the Global Competitiveness Index.

The programme will explore the genetic makeup of Emiratis, using cutting-edge DNA sequencing and artificial intelligence technologies to generate the highest quality and most comprehensive genomic data.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Participates in Emirati Genome Programme

The resulting reference genome will pave the way towards personalized and preventive healthcare delivery for UAE citizens.