Saudi academics call for mandatory premarital genetic screening

A number of Saudi experts, academics, as well as young men and women have called for premarital screenings to be made mandatory as this would help prevent genetic disorders and the transmission of certain diseases among newly-married couples.

The experts noted that there is a growing trend among prospective couples to try to bypass the regulation. There are large numbers of young Saudi men and women who still get married despite the high risk of genetic disorders being passed down to their offspring and experts believe this is one of the major reasons for a rise in hereditary and transmittable diseases such as sickle-cell disease and thalassemia in Saudi society, according to a report in Al-Riyadh Arabic daily.

Read the full, original story: Premarital screening: When will it be enforced mandatorily?

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Sometime in 2019, probably in China, SARS CoV-2 figured out a way to interact with a specific "spike" on the ...
Untitled

Philip Njemanze: Leading African anti-GMO activist claims Gates Foundation destroying Nigeria

Nigerian anti-GMO activist, physician, and inventor pushes anti-gay and anti-GMO ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend