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Qatar Center to Use Illumina Genotyping Platform to Study Arabian Gulf Region Founder Populations

NEW YORK, May 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina said today that the genetic facility at the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs in Doha, Qatar, has installed an Illumina BeadLab genotyping platform.


The Shafallah Center will use the BeadLab as part of its research on rare autosomal recessive diseases as well as complex diseases such as diabetes, Illumina said.


All disease research at the facility will involve the collection and analysis of clinical, genetic, and family history data. The ShafallahGeneticsMedicalCenterwill have access to samples from founder populations indigenous to the Persian Gulf region, Illumina said.


Financial terms were not disclosed.

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