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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Human Mutation, Volume 35, Issue 5, May 2014, Pages 637-640.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1002/humu.22530. Copyright © Wiley


The joint 5th Pan Arab Human Genetics conference and 2013 Golden Helix Symposium, "Genomics into Healthcare" was coorganized by the Center for Arab Genomic Studies ( in collaboration with the Golden Helix Foundation ( in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 17 to 19 November, 2013. The meeting was attended by over 900 participants, doctors and biomedical students from over 50 countries and was organized into a series of nine themed sessions that covered cancer genomics and epigenetics, genomic and epigenetic studies, genomics of blood and metabolic disorders, cytogenetic diagnosis and molecular profiling, next-generation sequencing, consanguinity and hereditary diseases, clinical genomics, clinical applications of pharmacogenomics, and genomics in public health.

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