Consanguinity, that is the practice to get married between closely related individuals, is still a common habit in many regions of the world. Within medical genetics, contemporary attention on consanguinity continues to be largely focused on rare autosomal recessive diseases. However, from an overall health perspective, consanguinity is a much wider and more complex topic involving major social, economic, and demographic influences. The main aim of the course is to enhance sharing of knowledge and promote research on the molecular and statistical genetics aspects of consanguinity.
Yurii Aulchenko (one of the GenABEL project's coordinators) is going to read at this course.
The program can be assessed at the EUROGENE