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Faculty of Health Sciences Distinguished in a remarkable Human Genomics Project

04 November 2021

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The Faculty of Health Sciences at BAU proudly congratulates Dr. Said El Shamieh, the Associate Professor of Human Genomics at the Faculty for establishing a partnership with “3billion Company” (South Korea) for the amount of (33,000$) to support his project for genome analysis of Lebanese patients with inherited retinal degenerations (IRDs) who lack a molecular diagnosis. Dr. Shamieh and his team used exome sequencing and a state-of-the-art analysis pipeline to identify the genetic basis of IRDs in Lebanon.

The Faculty is anxious to observe the successful results in helping patients with retinal diseases gain emotional relief due to proper diagnosis and hope for potential access to gene therapy, for which a molecular diagnosis is critical.