About Qatar Genome Programme
Qatar Genome Programme is an initiative that aims to use the latest DNA sequencing technology to establish a genome map of the local population. Announced by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation and Vice Chairperson of the Supreme Council of Health during the World Innovation Summit on Health (WISH) 2013, the Qatar Genome Programme is currently in its pilot phase.
Managed by the Qatar Genome Committee, and incubated by Qatar Biobank, Qatar Genome Programme aims to perform a comprehensive analysis of Qatari genomes enabling the development of personalized healthcare through the implementation of precision medicine measures through research conducted at various research centres in Qatar.
You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.
Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.