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Arab Genomic Studies
Saudi Arabia (Volume 5, 2018)

It gives me great pleasure to present to you the fifth volume in the “Genetic Disorders in the Arab World” series. This volume comes on the heels of CAGS completing its survey on the spectrum of genetic disorders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The survey has resulted in some extremely interesting results, that the team is excited to share with you.
This book is a direct product of the vision of our patron, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, and Patron of the Sheikh Hamdan Award for Medical Sciences. I would like to record my deepest gratitude to him for his constant encouragement and support. I would also like to record my appreciation and gratitude to the authors who have contributed to this book, especially those from Saudi Arabia. Credit is also due to the Executive Board and the Arab Council of CAGS, as well as the officials at the Sheikh Hamdan Award for Medical Sciences.
With the completion of this project, CAGS has already embarked on its mission on a new Arab country. We hope to be able to present these results to you as soon as they are available. Meanwhile, I wish you a very pleasant and informative reading.
Prof. Najib Al Khaja
Centre for Arab Genomic Studies

Preface (191 kb)
Najib Al Khaja


Editorial (205 kb)
Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali


Contents (59 kb)


Population Genetics of Arabs, a Primer (600 kb)
Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh


An Overview of Medical Genetic Services in Saudi Arabia (855 kb)
Jumana Al-Aama, Amal Alhashem


An Overview of Mendelian Disorders in Saudi Arabia (480 kb)
Ahmed Alfares, Fowzan Alkuraya


Islamic Bioethics in the Context of Medical Genetics (320 kb)
Aida L Al Aqeel 


Genetic Disorders in Saudi Arabia: a CTGA Perspective (515 kb)
Sami Bizzari, Alya Qari, Ameera Balobaid, Sayeeda Hana, Asha Deepthi, Pratibha Nair, Stephany El-Hayek, Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh


Appendix I (351 kb) 


Appendix II (278 kb)