Jewish Genetic Diseases

Jewish Genetic Disease

If you hope to have children, devastating genetic diseases cannot be ignored. If you are of Eastern European descent, there is a good chance you carry the genes that cause these diseases. It is important to find out if you are at risk.

The link below is to the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Here you can learn more about Jewish genetic disease and where to be tested. Even if you are not in the Philadelphia area, this link provides important information.

http://www.einstein.edu/genetic/

Another resource is JScreen located at: www.jscreen.org

JScreen is associated with Emory University and is a great place to learn about the diseases that effect Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizfahi and non-Jewish populations.

 

Another information resource is the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC) found at: http://www.jewishgeneticdiseases.org/about-the-jgdc/