Open Access Editorial

Al Mana Group and Ucla Research Project for Molecular Genetic Studies of Degenerative Disorders of Saudi Children

Ahmed ABashir* and Stanley FNelson/p>

Department of Pediatrics, Al Mana General Hospital Jubail Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 15, 2018;  Published Date: April 30, 2019


Dr. Bashir and his group at Al Mana Group frequently take care of and try to provide a genetic diagnosis for children with seriously disabling neurodevelopment and neuromuscular disorders. Even with comprehensive genetic testing, a clear molecular basis can remain elusive.Since many of these children are likely to have an undetected cause of their disorder, we propose here to develop an international collaboration between Dr. Bashir and Dr. Nelson to collect appropriate biomaterials for identification of causal mutations and push the envelope of detection of causal mutations by integrating RNAsequencing with whole genome sequencing and developing inexpensive models for improving the utility of RNAsequencing for neurodevelopmental disorders.

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