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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...

  • Yes, I have Tay-Sachs Disease

    By Eric Pastor

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, I always felt different from the other kids. I had difficulty speaking clearly, was always the slowest runner in my physical education class or last person picked on any sports team during school. Simple daily tasks had always seemed a bit more difficult for me. I had...
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