The 6th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference resumes its activities for the 2nd consecutive day 22 January 2016
Dubai, 22 January 2016: For the 2nd consecutive day, the Center for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS), a center of Sheikh Haman bin Rahsid al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, resumed the activities of the 6th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference at al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai, with the participation of    about 450 geneticist and doctors from 35 countries from all over the world.
The activities of the 2nd day of the conference started with a scientific session on the Role of Sequencing in Diagnosis of Congenital Disorders, during which a Keynote Lecture by Prof.  Stylianos Antonarakis, the President of the Human Genome Organization, entitled “From Genome Exploration to the Genome Clinic” was presented.
Also, Dr. Mohammed Al-Owain, KSA, delivered a lecture on KCNA4 Deficiency Leads to a Syndrome of Abnormal Striatum, Congenital Cataract, and Intellectual Disability. And, a lecture about Consanguinity and Genetic Disorders was delivered by Dr. Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Qatar.
Then, the 4th session of the conference entitled “Cancer Genomics” started its activities with a Keynote Lecture by Prof. John Burn, Newcastle University, UK, in which he spoke about The Rise and Fall of Genomics.
Also, Dr. Abeer Alsaegh, Oman , presented a lecture entitled “Genetics of Breast and Colon Cancer in a Highly Consanguineous Population, Challenges and Lessons Learned So Far”. And, Dr. Shama Prasada Kabekkodu, India, presented a lecture on DNA Methylation Regulated Genes as Diagnostic Markers in Cervical Cancer. 
It is worthy to mention that the 6th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference will conclude its activities tomorrow (Saturday) with a workshop about the “Genetic Counseling”.
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