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Investment in genetics research emphasised

MANSEHRA: Pakistan should invest in research on skin diseases to prevent the incidence of
these conditions, says Dr. Musharraf Jilani of King Abdul Aziz University Saudi Arabia. 
Addressing a public lecture at Hazara University on Monday, Dr Musharraf Jilani said most skin
diseases are hereditary and can be controlled through advance medical research in Pakistan.
“Developed countries have successfully controlled the spread of skin diseases through research
in genetics. Pakistan suffers from a high incidence of skin diseases. The country should invest in
research to tackle skin diseases,” he commented.
HU Vice Chancellor Dr Habib Ahmed said genetic research plays an important role in
developing agriculture sciences. It also plays a vital role in medical sciences. It can help combat
with challenges to human health, he added.
According to the Vice Chancellor, a proposal has been submitted to Higher Education
Commission for setting up a centre for human genetics at the varsity.


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