Welcome to Dasman Genetics Resource!!

Obesity and Diabetes represent a serious threat to the health of the population of almost every country in the world. Its been revealed from a survey conducted by WHO on December, 2011 that Kuwait is placed 13th and 7th rank on global scale in obesity and diabetes respectively. In that respect, Dasman Diabetes Institute aimed to unravel molecular cascades beneath this complex diseases using genetics and genomics approaches. DGR has following features:

  • An FTP portal for sharing whole genome sequences and genome variants from two Kuwaiti native Saudi Arabian tribe ancestry.
  • A genome browser portal to visualize genome variants and genome sequences.

Recent Updates!!

  • VCF and WGS files of two Kuwaiti arab individuals are available over FTP on 01-07-2013 !!
  • VCF and WGS files of Kuwaiti persian individual is available over FTP on 12-03-2014 !!

Dasman Diabetes Institute


To prevent, control and mitigate the impact of diabetes and related conditions in Kuwait through effective programs of research, training, education, treatment, and health promotion and thereby improve quality of life in the population.