Qatar Genome Program (QGP) is a national population-based research project that aims to study the genetic makeup of the Qatari as well as other Arab populations and generate large scale genomic databases for researchers with the ultimate aim of introducing precision medicine and personalized healthcare to the national health care system.
This large-scale genome project combines whole genome sequencing with other omics data thus offering an unprecedented opportunity to researchers and health care providers to have a very comprehensive and deep understanding of the population at the molecular level. Such understanding will facilitate the translation of research outcomes into clinical precision medicine practices.
QGP’s operation was launched in 2015 with a comprehensive strategy based on the seven building blocks shown below. This strategy which is aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 extends, beyond generating data, into areas related to policies and regulation, human capacity building and clinical integration.