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Clinical Genetics

Provision of diagnostic and counseling services to patients and families with genetic disorders enrolled in the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs and its affiliated institutes.


Diagnostic Testing

Provision of diagnostic DNA testing for selected disorders that are common to the region, concentrating on the disorders of the children enrolled in the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs...


Core Lab Services

The molecular core laboratory will provide high throughput genetic analysis for the diagnostic service, as well as research projects within the center and in collaboration with national institutions.




The medical application of genetics is integral to the improvement of human health. Each year, about 6% of the worldwide total births are children born with birth defects of genetic or partially genetic origin. Serious birth defects and genetic disorders can be lethal and for those who survive, these disorders cause a life-long disability. Experience from several countries show that up to 70% of birth defects can be either prevented, or the severity of the ensuing disability can be reduced. The Shafallah Medical Genetics Center was created in 2006 to fulfill the critical need of a state-of-the-art center that is focused on the children with special needs and their families, but still can provide a wider service to the whole country.
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