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The Saudi Human Genome Program

Saudi Arabia has a high burden of genetic diseases, mostly due to the high rate of marriage of relatives (around 60% of the marriages). The genetic diseases show up in the form of severe inherited diseases, which manifest early in life, affecting 8% of births in the kingdom, and in the form of common genetic diseases, such as diabetes, that manifest later in life and affect over 20% of the population.

Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Win $100K in Awards

Two pediatric medical device innovators, AventaMed of Cork, Ireland and Prospiria, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in the annual competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System near Washington D.C.

IEEE Ceremony Honors Excellence in Engineering

Dr. Leroy Hood was among 20 professionals honored for their outstanding contributions to engineering during a Medals and Recognitions Ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands in August 2014. The ceremony took place in conjunction with the IEEE Sections Congress. IEEE President Roberto J. de Marca served as the Master of Ceremonies,

How We Should Be Teaching Math

If you’ve ever wondered why science and math education lag in the United States, EMBS Executive Committee Member Barbara Oakley, has an idea. In part, it’s because students are never allowed a true mastery of science, technology, engineering and math subjects, otherwise known as STEM. This is the argument she makes in a Wall Street