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  • 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...

  • Pros, Cons of Newborn Genetic Screening

    May 3, 2011 | 6:44 pm

    In nearly all states, screening newborn babies for genetic diseases is mandatory. The tests allow parents to intervene early if their child has one of nearly 30 chronic illnesses, and, sometimes, the interventions can be life saving.

    In other cases, though, the tests identify a...