Professor Nagwa Abdel Meguid: An internationally-renowned genetic scientist whose award-winning research discovered several genetic mutations, El-Meguid was one of the first researchers in Egypt to establish the relationship between the occurrence of genetic disorders and the prevalence of inter-family marriages.

The first Arab laureate of the L’Oreal UNESCO Award for Women in Science in 2002, she also pioneered the use of early intervention in specialized clinics in Egypt for the treatment of children with genetic disorders

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