Latest Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases Stories

2011-08-03 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certain recessive genetic diseases are more prevalent in specific ethnic groups and regions of the world. With the new free interactive Gene Screen App, anyone who wants to learn about genetic diseases and their recessive inheritance patterns can download "Gene Screen" from iTunes to any iPhone or iPad device. Produced in partnership with the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Albert Einstein Medical Center...

2011-07-11 07:30:00

-- Program of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Uses Simple Blood Test to Identify Carriers of 19 Preventable Disorders Common to Ashkenazi Jews -- PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past, prospective parents had no way of knowing whether they were carriers of a genetic disease that could threaten the health and life of their children - until it was too late and a child became sick. For Jewish individuals of Central and Eastern European descent, the potential...

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