The Saudi Genome Project, which is hosted by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, has been able to document 7,500 variants of genetic and genetic diseases in the Kingdom, many of which cause 1,230 rare genetic diseases for Saudi society.
The Central Genomic Laboratory, inaugurated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is the nucleus of a large scientific project in partnership with 7 terminal laboratories across the Kingdom, as it aims to use genome coding techniques to collect and analyze 100 thousand samples and discover genetic variants in the Saudi society, as well as developing diagnostic tools. The prevention of genetic diseases contributes to reducing them and reducing their economic and social burdens.
The program also helps to detect many chronic diseases with genetic causes, such as colon, breast and brain cancers, as well as heart disease, neurological diseases, autism, and others, as well as reducing the prevalence of some diseases such as hearing and vision loss.
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