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Tag: Jewish Genetic Diseases
September 3, 2014 | 3:06 pm
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...
June 6, 2012 | 2:28 pm
Dramatic progress in in-vitro detection spurs new push for Ashkenazi Jews to do genetic disease test
August 24, 2011 | 4:04 pm
February 14, 2011 | 12:04 pm
Dr. Lavin: There are several methods to prevent genetic diseases generally and in Jewish people specifically. (See my previous blog on Jewish Genetic Diseases.) I have the distinct pleasure of interviewing an expert in Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology who will discuss...
February 3, 2011 | 12:05 am
In Part 1 on Jewish Genetic Diseases, I described concepts of genetic testing, the Genome Project, preimplantation diagnosis, genetic engineering and gene therapy. The following questions and answers explain in more detail how these programs are implemented.
1. What is...