The Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS) was established in 2003 with the aim of reducing the burden of genetic disorders in the Arab World. Since then, CAGS has become a major global reference point for genetic information in Arabs.
To raise public awareness on the importance of genetic diseases in the Arab World.
To identify disease-causing genes in the Arab population and develop a comprehensive open-access database of genetic diseases in the Arab World.
To bring together diverse expertise and resources in the Arab World to facilitate multidisciplinary research in the field of genetics and related areas.
To cooperate with other research and medical institutions to ensure global access to new findings and technical developments.
To address the ethical, legal and social issues that may arise from genetic applications.
To develop a center for excellence in Dubai for genetic research and clinical services targeted towards the Arab World.
To prevent genetic diseases by translating research achievements into well-integrated patient treatment programs.
To implement the strategies for a financially independent center through revenue generating approaches.