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Arab Genomic Studies
Multifactorial Disorders

AuthorsPratibha Nair and Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh. 
Introduction: In the early days of studying human genetics, researchers focused on simple traits that were controlled by a single gene. These traits and diseases, such as albinism and phenylktonuria, were easy to study, since they followed straight-forward inheritance patterns....
 
Asthma: The airways or bronchi are tiny tubes that carry air into and from the lungs. These tubes are lined by a wall of smooth muscle cells as well as cells oozing out mucus that keeps the airways smooth and flushes out foreign particles. Asthma is a long-term condition where the cells lining these airways swell up....
 
Autism: Autism is an umbrella term for a group of complex disorders, resulting from abnormalities in development of the central nervous system. Autism is now recognized as not being a single disorder, but a spectrum of conditions characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, sensory issues....
 
Coronary Artery Disease: The coronary arteries are vessels that supply fresh oxygenated blood to the entire heart. The heart requires a constant supply of oxygenated blood; more so when it is pumping faster, as it does during times of exercise, excitement or stress, and exposure to cold. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition where the coronary arteries get clogged up with a waxy substance...
 
Diabetes Mellitus: Energy to perform all daily functions of the body is provided to the cells in the form of glucose. The body regulates glucose levels by means of hormones; the most important of which is insulin that is responsible for the uptake of glucose by the cells. In a diabetic individual, the body is unable to regulate...
 
Osteoarthritis: Bone joints, or regions where bones meet each other, are protected by a special type of tissue called the cartilage. The cartilage is a slippery structure that covers the ends of the bones, and helps to absorb the shock......