11 Oct 2017 - 18:26
Sheikha Moza opens ‘A Journey to the Heart of Life’ exhibition
Doha: A new permanent exhibition at the Bin Jelmood House of Msheireb Museums titled "A Journey to the Heart of Life" was inaugurated by H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Msheireb Properties.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Msheireb Museums and biomedical research institutions including Qatar Genome Program, Qatar Biobank, Sidra Medical Research Center and Weill Cornell Medical College.
The exhibition focuses on DNA and includes six sections that give visitors an opportunity to explore genetic inheritance and prehistoric human migrations.
It aims to further guests' understanding of the advances in modern medicine and genomics, and its capacity to help with early detection of disease, as well as creation of personalized medicine.
Visitors use interactive and audiovisual displays to understand how leveraging genetics, genomics, and observations from the past, can uncover Qatar's rich cultural and historic heritage.
The exhibition looks at the process of understanding genetics and genomics, and how that is reflected in the history of humanity. It tells a story of migration and integration across the earth, revealing the scientific underpinnings of our common humanity by advances in genetic research, and how this knowledge is being used to make us healthier as a society.
"Msheireb Properties is committed to supporting our community's development and contributing towards the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030," Msheireb Properties CEO Abdulla Hassan Al Mehshadi said.
"Through this exhibit, we support innovations in education and showcase Qatar's leading position in scientific research to benefit humanity. We would like to extend our great thanks to all those involved in creating this fascinating exhibition, particularly HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser for her continuous support and wise vision," Al Mehshadi added.