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Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases
The Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City is the first center in the world devoted to the study of diseases that affect Ashkenazi Jews.
Center for Medical Genetics
Brief FAQ on Jewish diseases genetic testing.
Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders
This site is for anyone concerned about the genetic health and well-being of individuals and families in the Jewish community. It explains basic genetics and inheritance, and provides information about conditions that 'are usually common among Jews of eastern European (Ashkenazi) descent.'
Jewish Genetic Diseases
Mazornet's Jewish Diseases site discusses disorders which occur more frequently in individuals of Jewish ancestry. Most diseases are severely incapacitating and some are tragically debilitating, leading to death in infancy or early childhood. Tay-Sachs may be the most notorious of the lot, but other diseases, just as prevalent and just as devastating, shatter the lives of Jewish families.
The Thirteen Principles of Jewish Medical Ethics of Harofei Yaakov Ben Ben-Tzion Halevi.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
The National Organization for Rare Disorders is a federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare 'orphan' diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association
The National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of Tay-Sachs, Canavan, and related diseases, and to provide information and support services to individuals and families affected by these diseases, as well as the public at large.
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