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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.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.