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1 The human genetics activity started in the National Research Centre as a unit in The National Society of Human Genetics - Egypt As a department in Then became a Division with eight departments since Realizing the importance to promote Human Genetics as a science and to meet our patients social and ethical aspects, the National Society of Human Genetics- Egypt has been established in 2005.

2 Increase of public awareness about the prevention and management of genetic diseases through the mass media and communications through newspapers, television& radio programs. Objectives Increase public knowledge about care & rehabilitation of genetically disabled through leaflets to be distributed to the public.

3 Encouragement of students and recent graduates to join the activities of the society. Objectives Enhancement of national, regional and international networking and-co-operation for early detection, prevention and management of genetic diseases which affect all systems and organs of the human body at the level of Egypt, Arab countries, Africa, Europe, USA…etc. At the executive committee meeting of the IFHGS, on November 3,2010,in Washington DC, USA, The National Society of Human Genetics Egypt was accepted as a corresponding member in the IFHGS. Thus becoming the first member in the Federation from Egypt and from the Arab world to be so honored. (http://www.ifhgs.org/)http://www.ifhgs.org/

4 Invited speakers for recent progress in genetic diseases -Joseph Gleason M.D, Ph.D. Head of Neurogenetics Laboratory. Neuroscience Department. University of California. “Recent approach in neurodevelopmental disorders”. 8/2/2006, 2007, Saddaf Farooqi M.D., Consultant technologist, Welcome Clinical Scientist, Cambridge University, UK. “Diagnosis and management of congenital leptin disorders in Obese Children”. 20/2/ Olaf York, Head of Pediatric Endocrinology, Lubeck University, Germany. “Genetics of Intersex” 15/3/2006. Activities

5 Invited speakers (continued): -Weem Dorlin, Representative of Agilent Company for European Technology. “Sureprint microarray technology-a foundation for study of system genomics”. Agilent 2100 bioanalyser lab-on-a chip technology: endless possibilities for RNA/DNA and patients analysis”. 15/6/ Elliott H. Sherr M.D., Ph.D. Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco. “Agenesis of corpus callosum: approaches to gene discovery and functional analysis”. 2/7/ Albert Schinzel M.D. University & Zunich:A series of 7 lectures on chromosomal aberrations. April, 2003 Activities

6 Medical treatment of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Projects Constructing a data base for genetic disorders in Egyptians. Towards the increase of public awareness about genetic diseases the society is publishing a series of booklets

7 Treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta

8 conferences The first international conference of the society in conjunction with the African Society of Human Genetics was held in November 2007 in Cairo.

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10 The First International Conference of The Human Genetics and Genome Research Division and National Society of Human Genetics Human Genetics and Genomics: Challenges For Proper Health November

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13 Due to the need of Human Genetics Journal Reporting Genetic Problems in the Region, We initiated the Middle East Journal of Medical Genetics (MEJMG). We Established the International Editorial Board. We received articles for publication which are currently being reviewed in preparation for publication. The Journal has been welcomed by International Publishers but we have insufficient funds. We need your Help to achieve our goals! Launching of Our Journal MEJMG

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