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 March 3, 2018  Posted by  Featured News, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Kristen V. Brown reports:

In a massively ambitious project aimed at improving the health of its 3 million residents, the city of Dubai plans to sequence the DNA of its entire population.

Dubai. Stock image: Dreamstime.

The United Arab Emirates city announced the initiative this month as part of its Dubai 10X Initiative, a bid to implement as soon as possible the technologies it believes will become standard 10 years from now.

The Dubai Health Association plans to create a massive genomic database of all of its residents, including non-citizens, the Khaleej Times reports. Then it plans to create novel artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the data and potentially predicting diseases before they occur.

Read more on Gizmodo.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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