Times of Oman
Rare genetic mutation identified by Omani researcher
August 5, 2017 | 10:53 PM
by ONA
Dr. Musallam bin Said Al Araimi, Head, Genetic Counselling and Education Services, National Genetic Centre has identified a rare genetic mutation for Marfan Syndrome. Photo-ONA
 
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Muscat: An Omani researcher has identified a rare genetic mutation.

Dr. Musallam bin Said Al Araimi, Head, Genetic Counselling and Education Services, National Genetic Centre has identified a rare genetic mutation for Marfan Syndrome in Omani child.

Dr. Musallam who is also head of lab division at the Centre is the first to identify the genetic mutation in the Sultanate and the region.

Identification of the rare mutation would enrich the international records of genetic mutations causing such syndrome, he said.



His work on the said genetic mutation would reveal the genetic defect causing the Marfan Syndrome, Dr. Musallam added in a statement to the Oman News Agency.

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