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H.E. Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, Asma Al Thani, Ajayeb Al Marri, Abdulla Al Kaabi, Hadi Abderrahim, Nahla Afifi, Fatima Qafoud, Queenie Chan, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Paul Downey, Heather Ward, Neil Murphy, Elio Riboli & Paul Elliott: The Qatar Biobank: background and methods
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K Al-Dabhani, KK Tsilidis, N Murphy, HA Ward, P Elliott1, E Riboli, M Gunter and I Tzoulaki: Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and association with metabolic syndrome in a Qatari population
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Soha R. Dargham, Abeer El Shewehy, Youssra Dakroury, Eric S. Kilpatrick &  Stephen L. Atkin: Prediabetes and Diabetes in a Cohort of Qatari Women Screened for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Soha R. Dargham, Lina Ahmed, Eric S. Kilpatrick, Stephen L. Atkin: The Prevalence and Metabolic Characteristics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in the Qatari Population
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Ehsan Ullah, Raghvendra Mall, Reda Rawi, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Adeel A. Butt, Halima Bensmail: Harnessing Qatar Biobank to Understand Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity in Adult Qataris from the First Qatar Biobank Project
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Amna Al Ibrahim, Bushra Qamar, Sundus Fituri, Zoha Ali Akbar, Tamara Al-Abdi and Zumin Shi: Association between Soft Drink Consumption and Asthma among Qatari Adults
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Asma Al Thani, Eleni Fthenou, Spyridon Paparrodopoulos, Ajayeb Al Marri, Zumin Shi, Fatima Qafoud, Nahla Afifi: Qatar Biobank Cohort Study: Study Design and First Results
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Hiba Bawadi, Merna Abouwatfa, Sara Alsaeed, Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Zumin Shi: Body Shape Index Is a Stronger Predictor of Diabetes
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Vijay Ganji, Ayah Sukik, Haya Alaayesh, Hodais Rasoulinejad, Mujahed Shraim : Serum Vitamin D Concentrations Are Inversely Related To Prevalence Of Metabolic Syndrome In Qatari Women
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Zumin Shi, Abdul Badi Abou-Samra: Association Of Low Serum Magnesium With Diabetes And Hypertension: Findings From Qatar Biobank Study
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Muhammad U Sohail, Mohamed A Elrayess, A A Al Thani, M Al-Asmakh, Hadi M Yassine: Profiling the Oral Microbiome Plasma Biochemistry of Obese Hyperglycemic Subjects in Qatar
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Eleni Fthenou, Ameena Al Emadi, Fahad F. Mahal, Leo T. Chettupuzhakaran, Asma Al Thani, and Nahla Afifi: Conception, Implementation and Integration of heterogenous Information Technology Infrastructures in the Qatar Biobank
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Eleni Fthenou, Asma Al Thani, Ajaeb Al Marri, and Nahla Afifi: Conception, Qatar Biobank: A Paradigm of Translating Biobank Science into Evidence- Based Health Care Interventions
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Linda Hannigan, Ghada Deyab, Asmaa Al Thani, Ajayeb Al Marri, and Nahla Afifi: The Implementation Of An Integrated Management System At Qatar Biobank
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Ayat Salman, Ronny Baber, Linda Hannigan, Jens Karsten, Habermann, Marianne K. Henderson, Michaela Th. Mayrhofer, and Nahla Afifi: Qatar Biobank Milestones in Building a Successful Biobank
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Ayat Salman, Ronny Baber, Linda Hannigan, Jens Karsten Habermann, Marianne K Henderson, Michaela Th Mayrhofer, and Nahla Afifi : Qatar Quality Matters: A Global Discussion in Qatar
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Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Dana Suleman, Lana Abu Salah, Christina Lotfy, Grace Attieh, Hiba Bawadi, Zumin Shi: Adiposity Indicators as Cardio-Metabolic Risk Predictors in Adults from Country with High Burden of Obesity
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Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Anjanarani Nazeemudeen, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, Tanvir Alam: Cardiovascular Diseases in Qatar: Smoking, Food Habits and Physical Activities Perspectives
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Atiq ur Rehman, Tanvir Alam, Samir Brahim Belhaouari: Investigating Potential Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases in Adult Qatari Population
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Selvasankar Murugesan, Sara Fahad Al Ahmad, Parul Singh, Marwa Saadaoui, Manoj Kumar and Souhaila Al Khodor: Profiling the Salivary Microbiome in the Qatari Population
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Kateba Al-Ghazali, Sana Eltayeb, Ayesha Musleh, Tamara Al-Abdi, Vijay Ganji and Zumin Shi: Serum Magnesium and Cognitive Function Among Qatari Adults
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Anjanarani Nazeemudeen, Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, Tanvir Alam: Understanding the Food Habits and Physical Activities of Diabetes Cohort in Qatar
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H. Bawadi, S. Hassan, A. Shanbeh Zadeh, H. Sarv, A. Kerkadi, Josep A. Tur and Z. Shi: Age and Gender Specific Cut-Off Points for Body Fat Parameters Among Adults in Qatar
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Nele Gerrits, Bart Elen, Toon Van Craenendonck, Danai Triantafyllidou, Ioannis N. Petropoulos, Rayaz A. Malik & Patrick De Boever: Age And Sex Affect Deep Learning Prediction Of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors From Retinal Images
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Toon Van Craenendonck, Nele Gerrits, Bart Buelens, Ioannis N. Petropoulos, Ashfaq Shuaib, Arnout Standaert, Rayaz A. Malik and Patrick De Boever: Retinal Microvascular Complexity Comparing Mono- And Multifractal Dimensions In Relation To Cardiometabolic Risk Factors In A Middle Eastern Population
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Marwa Alaradi, Asma Ouagueni, Rim Khatib, Grace Attieh, Hiba Bawadi and Zumin Shi: Dietary Patterns And Glycaemic Control Among Qatari Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
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Mostafa Abbas, Raghvendra Mall, Khaoula Errafi, Abdelkader Lattab, Ehsan Ullah, Halima Bensmail, Abdelilah Arredouani: A Simple Risk Score To Screen For Prediabetes: A Cross‐Sectional Study From The Qatar Biobank Cohort
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Md. Tawkat Islam Khondaker, Junaed Younus Khan, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Nady El Hajj, M. Sohel Rahman, Tanvir Alam: Obesity In Qatar: A Case-Control Study On The Identification Of Associated Risk Factors
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Ilhame Diboun, Layla Al-Mansoori, Hend Al-Jaber, Omar Albagha, Mohamed A Elrayess : Metabolomics of Lean/Overweight Insulin-Resistant Females Reveals Alterations in Steroids and Fatty Acids
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Ilhame Diboun, Layla Al-Mansoori, Hend Al-Jaber, Omar Albagha, Mohamed A Elrayess : Metabolomics Of Lean/Overweight Insulin Resistant Females Reveals Alterations In Steroids and Fatty Acids
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European Society of Human Genetics: The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative, a Global Initiative to Elucidate the Role of Host Genetic Factors in Susceptibility and Severity of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus Pandemic
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Neyla S. Al-Akl, Richard Ian Thompson & Abdelilah Arredouani: High Plasma Salivary Α‑Amylase, But Not High AMY1 Copy Number Associated With Low Obesity Rate In Qatari Adults: Cross‑Sectional Study
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Nadin Younes, Najeeb Syed, Santosh K Yadav, Mohammad Haris, Atiyeh M Abdallah, Marawan Abu-Madi: A Whole-Genome Sequencing Association Study of Low Bone Mineral Density Identifies New Susceptibility Loci in the Phase I Qatar Biobank Cohort
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Eleni Fthenou, Samah Aboulsoud, Vasiliki Leventakou, Alexandra Haddad, Manolis Kogevinas, Eman Sadoun: A Review Of Mother-Child And Birth Cohort Studies In The Middle East Area
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Mohammad Tariqul Islam; Hamada R. H. Al-Absi; Essam A. Ruagh; Tanvir Alam: Dianet: A Deep Learning Based Architecture to Diagnose Diabetes Using Retinal Images Only
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Mohammad Rubayet Hasan, Mahbuba Rahman, Taushif Khan, Amira Saeed, Sathyavathi Sundararaju, Annaliza Flores, Phillip Hawken, Arun Rawat, Naser Elkum, Khalid Hussain, Rusung Tan, Patrick Tang & Nico Marr: Virome‑Wide Serological Profiling Reveals Association Of Herpesviruses With Obesity
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Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Atiq Ur Rehman, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Samir Brahim Belhaouari, Tanvir Alam: Risk Factors And Comorbidities Associated To Cardiovascular Disease In Qatar: A Machine Learning Based Case-Control Study
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Gaurav Thareja, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Aziz Belkadi, Maryam Almotawa, The Qatar Genome Program Research (QGPR) Consortium*, Karsten Suhre & Omar M. E. Albagha : Whole Genome Sequencing in the Middle Eastern Qatari Population Identifies Genetic Associations with 45 Clinically Relevant Traits
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Rasha Abu-El-Ruz, Manar E. Abdel-Rahman, Stephen L. Atkik, Mohamed A. Elrayess: Comparing Levels of Metabolic Predictors of Coronary Heart Disease Between Healthy Lean and Overweight Females
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Belqes Al-Jaal Aishah Latiff Sofia Salama Huda Mohamed Hussain Noora Abdulaziz Al-Thani Noor Al-Naimi Noof Al-Qasmi Peter Horvatovich Morana Jaganjac: Analysis of Multiple Mycotoxins in the Qatari Population and Their Relation to Markers of Oxidative Stress
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Hiba Bawadi, Asma Al Sada, Noof Al Mansoori, Sharifa Al Mannai, Aya Hamdan, Zumin Shi and Abdelhamid Kerkadi: Sleeping Duration, Napping and Snoring in Association with Diabetes Control among Patients with Diabetes in Qatar
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Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Reem Mohsen Ali, Alaa A. H. Shehada, Eman Abdelnasser AbouHassanein, Joyce Moawad, Hiba Bawadi, Zumin Shi: Association Between Central Obesity Indices And Iron Status Indicators Among Qatari Adults
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Hamdi Mbarek, Geethanjali Devadoss Gandhi, Senthil Selvaraj, Wadha Al- Muftah, Radja Badji, Yasser Al Sarraj, Chadi Saad, Dima Darwish, Muhammad Alvi, Tasnim Fadl, Heba Yasin, Fatima Alkuwari, Rozaimi Razali, Waleed Aamer, Fatemeh Abbaszadeh, Ikhlak Ahme: Rare Loss-of-Function Variants in Type I IFN Immunity Genes are not Associated with Severe COVID-19
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Neyla S. Al-Akl, Richard Ian Thompson & Abdelilah Arredouani: Reduced Odds Of Diabetes Associated With High Plasma Salivary Α-Amylase Activity In Qatari Women: A Cross-Sectional Study
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Roberto Bertollini, Hiam Chemaitelly, Hadi M. Yassine, Mohamed H. Al-Thani, Abdullatif Al-Khal, Laith J. Abu-Raddad,: Association Of Vaccination And Of Prior Infection With Positive PCR Test Result For SARS COVI-2 For Airline Passengers Arriving In Qatar
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Vijay Ganji, Zumin Shi, Hanadi Alshami, Sarah Ajina, Shayma Albakri, Zahra Jasim: Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations are Inversely Associated with Body Adiposity Measurements But the Association With Bone Mass is Non-linear in Postmenopausal Women
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Marianne K. Henderson,Nahla Afifi, and Zisis Kozlakidis: Zooming Along Through the Pandemic: Our Experiences with Virtual Biobanking Conferences and Workshops
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Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Dana Samir Alkudsi, Sara Hamad , Hanan Mohamed Alkeldi , Reem Salih : The Association Between Zinc and Copper Circulating Levels and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adults: A Study of Qatar Biobank Data
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Amal Elfatih, Borbala Mifsud1, Najeeb SyeD, Ramin Badii, Hamdi Mbarek, Fatemeh Abbaszadeh, The Qatar Genome Program Research Consortium , Xavier Estivill: Actionable Genomic Variants in 6045 Participants from the Qatar Genome Program
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Shaza Malik, Roan Zaied, Najeeb Syed, Puthen Jithesh and Mashael Al‑Shafai: Seven Novel Glucose‑6‑Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency Variants Identified in the Qatari Population
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Rozaimi Mohamad Razali, Juan Rodriguez-Flores, Mohammadmersad Ghorbani, Haroon Naeem, Waleed Aamer, Elbay Aliyev, Ali Jubran, Qatar Genome Program Research Consortium*, Andrew G. Clark , Khalid A. Fakhro & Younes Mokrab : Thousands of Qatari Genomes Inform Human Migration History and Improve Imputation of Arab Haplotypes
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Hajer Nafea, Omnia Abdelmegid, Sara Qaddourah, Zainab Abdulwahab, Joyce Moawad and Zumin Shi: Higher Habitual Nuts Consumption Is Associated With Better Cognitive Function Among Qatari Adults
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Alaa Heggy, Aisha Masoumi, Maryam Al-Yafei, Fatima Al-Bader, Tamara Al-Abdi, Zumin Shi: Habitual Tea And Coffee Consumption And Mean Reaction Time Among Qatari Adults
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Muhammad U Sohail1, Lars Hedin, Maha Al-Asmakh: Dysbiosis Of The Salivary Microbiome Is Associated With Hypertension And Correlated With Metabolic Syndrome Biomarkers
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Said I Ismail, Chadi Saad, Yaser Al-Sarraj, Radja Messai Badji, Wadha Al-Muftah, Asma Al Thani, Nahla Afifi: Mapping The Human Genetic Architecture Of COVID-19
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Noha A. Yousri; Karsten Suhre; Esraa Yassin; Alya Al-Shakaki; Amal Robay; Maha Elshafei; Omar Chidiac; Steven C. Hunt; Ronald G. Crystal; Khalid A. Fakhro: Metabolic and Metabo-Clinical Signatures of Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Retinopathy, and Dyslipidemia
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Yosra Bejaoui, Aleem Razzaq, Noha A. Yousri, Junko Oshima, Andre Megarbane, Abeer Qannan, Ramya Potabattula, Tanvir Alam, George M. Martin, Henning F. Horn, Thomas Haaf, Steve Horvath, Nady El Haj : DNA methylation signatures in Blood DNA of Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria syndrome
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Mahmoud A Refaee, Hamada R H Al-Absi, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, M Sohel Rahman, Tanvir Alam : The Linkage Between Bone Densitometry and Cardiovascular Disease
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MohamadSaadPhDa*YounesMokrabPhDb*NajeebHalabiPhDe*JingxuanShanPhDefRozaimiRazaliPhDbKhalidKunjiMScaNajeebSyedMSccRamziTemanniPhDhMuruganSubramanianPhDegMicheleCeccarelliPhDij†ProfArashRafii TabriziMDefDavideBedognettiMDdProfLotfiChouchane: Genetic predisposition to cancer across people of different ancestries in Qatar: a population-based, cohort study
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Puthen Veettil Jithesh, Mohammed Abuhaliqa, Najeeb Syed, Ikhlak Ahmed, Mohammed El Anbari, Kholoud Bastaki1, Shimaa Sherif, Umm-Kulthum Umlai, Zainab Jan , Geethanjali Gandhi1, Chidambaram Manickam, Senthil Selvaraj, Chinnu George, Dhinoth Bangarusamy: A population study of clinically actionable genetic variation affecting drug response from the Middle East
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Khaled Sadek 1, Ibrahim Abdelhafez 2, Israa Al-Hashimi 3, Wadha Al-Shafi 4, Fatihah Tarmizi 5, Hissa Al-Marri 6, Nada Alzohari, Mohammad Balideh, Alison Carr: Screening for diabetes and impaired glucose metabolism in Qatar: Models’ development and validation
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Hiba Bawadi, Alanood Al-Shahwani, Dana Arafeh, Daniah Al-Asmar, Joyce Moawad, Zumin Shi and Suhad Daher-Nashif: Depressive Symptoms among Patients with Diabetes in Qatar: Frequency and Potential Determinants
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Hamdi Mbarek, Geethanjali Devadoss Gandhi, Senthil Selvaraj, Wadha Al‐Muftah1, Radja Badji1 Yasser Al‐Sarraj,Omar Albagha, Khalid Fakhro, Ramin Badii, Said I. Ismail1, Asma Althani: Qatar genome: Insights on genomics from the Middle East
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Yasemin Al Shanableh, Yehia Y. Hussein, Abdul Haseeb Saidwali, Maryam Al-Mohannadi, Budoor Aljalham, Hamnah Nurulhoque, Fahad Robelah, Areej Al-mansoori and Susu M. Zughaier: Prevalence of asymptomatic hyperuricemia and its association with prediabetes, dyslipidemia and subclinical inflammation markers among young healthy adults in Qatar
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Niccolo’ Rossi, Elbay Aliyev, Alessia Visconti, Ammira S. A. Akil, Najeeb Syed, Waleed amer, Sujitha S. Padmajeya, Mario Falchi & Khalid A. Fakhro: Ethnic-specific association of amylase gene copy number with adiposity traits in a large Middle Eastern biobank
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Daniele Merico, Yehonatan Pasternak, Mehdi Zarrei, Edward J. Higginbotham, Bhooma Thiruvahindrapuram,Ori Scott, Jessica Willett-Pachu, Eyal Grunebaum, Julia Upton, Adelle Atkinson, Vy H. D. Kim, Elbay Aliyev, Khalid Fakhro, Stephen W. Scherer and Chaim M.: Homozygous duplication identified by whole genome sequencing causes LRBA deficiency
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Marwa Eldeeb1, Eleni Fthenou1, Noha Elkousy1, Nadia Sheikh1, Mustafa Nasr1, Nahla Afifi1, Asma Al Thani, Michael Frenneaux: Common indications for Referral to the Healthcare system for COVID-19 recovered patients versus Qatar Biobank study population: A descriptive analysis
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Moza Alkowari, Meritxell Espino-Guarch, Sahar Daas, Doua Abdelrahman, Waseem Hasan: Functional Characterization of the MYO6 Variant p.E60Q in Non-Syndromic Hearing Loss Patients
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Amal Elfatih, Sahar I Da’as, Doua Abdelrahman, Hamdi Mbarek, Idris Mohammed, Waseem Hasan, Khalid A Fakhro, Xavier Estivill, Borbala Mifsud, The Qatar Genome Program Research Consortium : Analysis of incidental findings in Qatar genome participants reveals novel functional variants in LMNA and DSP
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Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Shalima Lathief , Yasmen Khial, Toka Teleb, Grace Attieh, Md Mizanur Rahman, Zumin Shi and Abdelali Agouni : The Relationship Between Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition Among Qatari Women With High Rate of Obesity: Qatar Biobank Data
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Alsamman M. Alsamman, Hakeem Almabrazi and Hatem Zayed: Whole-Genome Sequencing of 100 Genomes Identifies a Distinctive Genetic Susceptibility Profile of Qatari Patients with Hypertension
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Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Muhammad E.H. Chowdhury, Tanvir Alam: Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis from DXA Scan and Retinal Images Using Deep Learning