Genetics is playing an increasingly important role in the practice of clinical medicine and is now becoming a central component of our understanding of most major diseases. These include not only pediatric diseases but also those common to adults, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many psychiatric disorders. Because genes influence all components of the human body, genetic disease is relevant to all medical specialties. Genetic diseases account for a large proportion of the total burden of disease in both pediatric and adult populations. This proportion will continue to grow as our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases grows.
The Saad Specialist Hospital Clinical Genetics Department is able to provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive service that focuses on evaluation and post-diagnosis counseling,