Processed Base Pairs:

  • Saudi Human Genome Program is funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). The largest disease gene project ever undertaken!

  • The Program's website was inaugurated by H.R.H. Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, during the program media launch held on Dec 08, 2013 at KACST.

  • A national program for sequencing the genome. A network of 10 genome centers across Saudi Arabia collaborating with the project..

  • Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud Al Saud, KACST President said, "This Program will position KSA at the forefront of personalized medicine empowering all citizens..."

  • "We expect that Saudi Human Genome Program will provide a model which many countries will follow", said Life Tech chairman and CEO Gregory T. Lucier.

  • Every Saudi's Choice to Have Genetic Code Mapped to Transform the Kingdom's Healthcare..

Mission & Value



Mission of the Saudi Genome Project is to identify genetic basis of disease in the Saudi population utilizing state of the art genome sequencing and bioinformatics

Genetic Information is transforming the future of healthcare by enabling rapid, accurate, affordable diagnostic and prognostic screening targeted towards better monitoring and treatment of patients.

Understanding the genetic basis of disease is the key for prevention.

  • Create the foundation for personalized medicine in the Kingdom.

  • Build infrastructure and capacity in the rapidly advancing field of genomics.

  • Create a national network of 15 genome sequencing centers.

  • Create a Knowledgebase of gene variants, both normal and disease-causing.

  • Five (5) year duration

  • Read ~100,000 Saudi genomes representing normal and disease conditions.

  • Analyze data to find the Saudi-specific gene variants.

  • Model for other nations to follow.