Audio: On Mother’s Day, Rabbi Ilana Garber reflects on her son’s 2012 diagnosis
Parents and relatives of people afflicted with genetic diseases take a leading role in advancing medical research
In ancient times, a genetic mutation helped ensure Jewish survival. Today, it might be making you sick.
Ashkenazi Jews are particularly susceptible to a genetic mutation that causes the disease—and that mutation is particularly difficult to treat
There’s new research into what was once called ‘the shaking palsy’
One rabbi’s mission to push couples—and doctors—to screen for a longer list of genetic diseases
These services ensure you and your partner don’t share genes for Ashkenazi diseases. And they’ll tell you before the first date.
A genetic test for Tay-Sachs revealed surprising results—and helped my husband and me discover what Judaism means to us
In the book Legacy, geneticist Harry Ostrer argues that Jewishness is biological, not just cultural
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