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2014-05-07 23:01:17

With expanded screening test, 50 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish individuals are expected to be identified as carriers of at least one of the 38 diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the launch of its Expanded Carrier Screening Panel for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This test increases the number of diseases covered from 20 to 38, giving Ashkenazi Jewish individuals a 1 in 2 chance of being a carrier for at least one of...

2014-04-27 16:20:50

NEW YORK, April 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called the remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "reprehensible," and welcomed the National Basketball Association's promise to launch a swift investigation. Sterling was reportedly recorded saying to a friend, "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people," and in reference to social media posts, he added, "you don't have...

2014-02-20 08:27:39

One-hour special offers unprecedented look at Israel through the eyes of its prime minister NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A historic television event is coming to public television stations next month with the premiere of Israel: The Royal Tour. The one-hour special is an unprecedented tour inside the country, an up-close-and-personal journey with a very special guide: the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. The latest in the Royal Tour series hosted by CBS News...

2013-11-19 16:58:58

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder called NDST3. The findings are published online in Nature Communications. The study, by a team lead by Todd Lencz, PhD, associate investigator at the Zucker Hillside Hospital Department of Psychiatry Research and Feinstein Institute, studied more than 25,000 individuals. In collaboration with Ariel Darvasi, PhD, of the Hebrew University of...

2013-10-08 12:08:54

Professor Martin Richards, of the Archaeogenetics Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, has published a paper uncovering new information about how Ashkenazi Jewish men moved into Europe from the Middle East, and their marriage practices with European women. The origins of Ashkenazi Jews – that is, Jews with recent ancestry in central and Eastern Europe – is a long-standing controversy. It is usually assumed that their ancestors migrated into Europe from Palestine in the...

2013-07-31 23:32:47

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis More Common Amongst Ashkenazi Jews New York, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Individuals seeking to learn about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD) can self-educate at GeneSights, the free online education resource presented by the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. IBD affects more than 1.4 million Americans and its prevalence...

2013-01-17 13:19:46

Despite being one of the most genetically analyzed groups, the origin of European Jews has remained obscure. However, a new study published online today (Thursday) in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution by Dr Eran Elhaik, a geneticist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, argues that the European Jewish genome is a mosaic of Caucasus, European, and Semitic ancestries, setting to rest previous contradictory reports of Jewish ancestry. Elhaik's findings strongly support the...


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