The collaboration between the International Center for Genetic Disease and the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi is making big progress in precision medicine for the people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They are working together on three main things: clinical and translational research, building skills, sharing technology, and turning research into products. The aim is to customize how diseases are prevented, diagnosed, and treated using the latest precision medicine methods. Recently, the International Center for Genetic Disease, connected to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, started a six-month program. This program will teach 100 doctors in the UAE about clinical genomic medicine and genetic counseling. The goal of this effort, done with the help of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and Khalifa University of Science and Technology, is to make global genomic abilities better and improve healthcare results.

Genomic medicine tailors healthcare to an individual’s genetic. Led by experts from Mass General Brigham and Harvard-affiliated institutions, the program empowers UAE doctors to address genetic issues, aligning with the Emirati Genome Program’s focus. The goal is to improve patient care and public health in the UAE, with an inaugural event highlighting a commitment to healthcare innovation in Abu Dhabi.