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  • Dramatic progress in in-vitro detection spurs new push for Ashkenazi Jews to do genetic disease test

    August 24, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Susan and Brad Stillman grew concerned following their son Benjamin’s birth in September 1998. He was fussy and congested, had difficulty breastfeeding and didn’t take to the bottle.

    The parents brought him to the pediatrician and then to a hospital pediatric care unit near...

  • Lifeline for Kids

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Talia Hill, 11, was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and bone deformities. She is hearing impaired, speech impaired, mobility impaired, fine-motor impaired and neither her two arms nor her two legs are the same length. In her short life, she has had multiple surgeries, a hearing...

  • Your Letters

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Familial Dysautonomia

    Ellen Jaffe-Gill's article ("No News Is Bad News," Jan. 25) well-defined the symptoms of familial dysautonomia (FD), and it certainly let readers know about efforts made to make genetic testing available in the Los Angeles Jewish community. However, there is...

  • No News Is Bad News

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish community is harboring a deadly secret.

    Thousands of Jews in Southern California, among hundreds of thousands worldwide, carry the gene for a fatal disease that's as prevalent as Tay-Sachs and just as devastating, but local Jewish leaders have failed to let...

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