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Tinder for Tay-Sachs

These services ensure you and your partner don’t share genes for Ashkenazi diseases. And they’ll tell you before the first date.

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Do Jews Carry Trauma in Our Genes? A Conversation With Rachel Yehuda.

The innovative neuroscientist discusses how the Holocaust, famine, and other catastrophic experiences can affect our DNA

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A Son’s Song For His Mother

A moving tribute during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Study Says All Ashkenazi Jews Are 30th Cousins

Researchers identify 350-person founding population of Ashkenazi Jewry

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Study Yields Sobering Results for Jewish Women

All Ashkenazic women may carry genetic mutation linked to breast cancer

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Was Eva Braun Jewish?

A new documentary says Hitler’s wife may have had Jewish ancestry

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Science: Specific Anxieties May Be Hereditary

It’s called ‘transgenerational epigenetic inheritance,’ and it’s giving me anxiety

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‘But Mommy, Am I Going To Get Breast Cancer Too When I Grow Up?’

I wanted to avoid putting my children through what I’d been through as my mother and grandmother struggled with the disease

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Member of the Tribe

Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.

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Study: Different Jews Are Genetically Alike

Actually, it’s a pretty interesting study

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A Case for Genetic Jewishness

In the book Legacy, geneticist Harry Ostrer argues that Jewishness is biological, not just cultural

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Why I Couldn’t Donate My Eggs

Selling my eggs to help a childless couple seemed like an easy, uncomplicated way to make money. Then I thought about my own extended family.

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On the Cancer Gene Trail

How Roman Catholics of Native American and Spanish descent became carriers of the deadly breast-cancer gene long associated with Jews

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Jews, Italians Share Genetic Links

It’s both business and personal, Sonny

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The Jewish Taliban

Are the Pashtun people really the Lost Tribe of Ephraim?

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Bell Curve to Bell Jar

From the archives: The neverending fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence

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Whither Wandered the Jews

Scientists at work major Jewish gene-mapping project

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DNA Proves Judaism

Which leads some gentiles to convert

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The Things We Carry

What happens when your inheritance includes a life-threatening genetic mutation?

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