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So far, Qatar Biobank has collected samples from more than 7,000 volunteers, and QGP has sequenced more than 6,000 genomes.
The Kyocera QGP 6035 smartphone is a Palm-OS powered combination that has a CDMA digital wireless phone, Web access, and a PDA in a single device.
The other accomplishments of QGP since its inception include the conduct of two public surveys, launch of Qatar research consortium, hosting three summer internships and plans to partner with Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medicine to develop Qatari Gene Chip that will incorporate local gene variants to be used for screening, pre-marital testing, disease diagnosis/ risk and pharmacogenomics.
A survey of 837 adult Qatari nationals found that an overwhelming majority would be willing to participate in the QGP by contributing biological samples and their medical history to Qatar Biobank.
Said Ismail, Manager, QGP, said: "In Qatar, we aim to create a medical community that is ready to integrate with genomic advancements, to provide optimal and specialized healthcare, based on our belief that the efforts of all medical institutions should be combined to practically apply precision medicine.
QGP likely existed immediately after the Big-Bang, and this extreme form of matter is today created in Little Bangs, which are ultra-relativistic collisions of heavy nuclei at the LHC and RHIC experiments.
In order to recreate the conditions in the universe, when QGP existed for a fraction of a second, massive ions - in this case, lead - were made to collide head-on, creating a miniscule fireball in which everything melted to form the plasma.
Dr Said Ismail, manager at QGP, said: "In Qatar, we aim to create a medical community that is ready to integrate genomic advancements to provide optimal and specialised healthcare based on our belief that the efforts of all medical institutions should be combined to practically apply precision medicine.
QGP was announced by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, during WISH 2013 and aims to map the genome of the Qatari population in order to support the development of personalized healthcare in Qatar.
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