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The idea of establishing the Genomic Research Center (GRC) was officially put to action in 2007. GRC at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU) was founded in 2012 as the first genomic research center at the national level.

Iranian population growth rate, age pyramid and diverse ethnic groups, high rate of consanguineous marriages, promotion of public literacy, increased demands for public health services and successful experiences in Primary Health Care services, changes in fashion of diseases, high rate of genetic disorders, advent and availability of science and technology especially the discovery of human genomic map and its achievements thereafter were amongst the motivations for establishing SBMU-GRC at one of the highest ranking universities (SBMU) in the nation.


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