NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Sidra Medical and Research Center and Illumina said today that Sidra will house a high-throughput genomics center at its facility currently under construction in Doha, Qatar.

The new center aims to undertake population studies and gene sequencing for the Middle East and North Africa regions, the partners said. One of the first projects out of the center will be the creation of the Arab consensus genome, intended to enable a deeper understanding of genetic variants that contribute to the health of the Arab population.

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