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Group hopes Gaucher becomes household name

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/group_hopes_gaucher_becomes_household_name_20061117

When Michael Margolis was 4, his doctor took his parents aside and told them he had a rare disorder called Type I Gaucher Disease. The disease, which strikes Ashkenazi Jews seven times more often than the general population, is a genetic disorder that robs patients of an enzyme that prevents a buildup of fatty tissues in the body.

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