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Latest Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases Stories

2012-02-16 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia has been at the forefront of screening, education and genetic counseling regarding the 19 diseases that have a high carrier rate in the Ashkenazi Jewish population, or those whose ancestors are from Central and Eastern Europe. The goal is to provide individuals who are carriers with the knowledge to prevent these diseases...

2012-02-09 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 20, 2012, the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia will conduct a community-wide screening for potential carriers of 19 Jewish genetic diseases from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at MossRehab at the Marketplace Design Center, located at 2400 Market Street in Philadelphia. The maximum out-of-pocket cost for insured individuals screened is $25, a significant fee reduction from prior...

2011-11-15 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When planning a wedding, couples often make a checklist that includes choosing a rabbi or other officiant, selecting a date, deciding on a location, menu, music, flowers, photographer, rings, a dress, and compiling a guest list. According to the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, before they break the glass, a couple with at least one Jewish partner should also consider...

2011-09-15 07:45:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 from countries, such as Poland, Russia, Germany, Austria, and Lithuania, the potential danger is particularly great, since one in five of these Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier for at...

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...