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The Jewish Side of Cystic Fibrosis

Ashkenazi Jews are particularly susceptible to a genetic mutation that causes the disease—and that mutation is particularly difficult to treat

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Are Jews at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?

There’s new research into what was once called ‘the shaking palsy’

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More Than Tay-Sachs

One rabbi’s mission to push couples—and doctors—to screen for a longer list of genetic diseases

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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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Testing Positive for Judaism: Unlocking a Family’s Genetic Secret

A genetic test for Tay-Sachs revealed surprising results—and helped my husband and me discover what Judaism means to us

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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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