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  • Jennifer’s power

    By David Suissa

    November 4, 2014 | 5:26 pm

    How do you deal with a future that you know for sure is going to get worse? That was the question on my mind when I met Jennifer, a mother of two who has a rare neuromuscular disease called hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM). I was introduced to Jennifer (she asked me not to...

  • Jewish genetic testing offered

    By Jared Sichel

    April 23, 2014 | 11:22 am

    Tammy Rubin wasn’t thrilled at the prospect of getting blood drawn by a phlebotomist. At least there was apple juice — and the prospect of life-changing knowledge — afterward.

    The UCLA junior was sitting at a table outside of the campus’ Kerckhoff Hall on April 9, where the Los...

  • Need for genetic testing raised by new initiative GeneTestNow

    By Rebecca Steinberger

    March 13, 2013 | 7:53 am

    Significant advances in science enable us to no longer question what’s in our genes. This is especially important for Jews, who are far more likely to be carriers of certain genetic diseases than the general population. 

    Education and awareness about genetic screening have been...

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