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Jewish Inherited Diseases: Tay-Sachs and Canavan
by Kimberly Allen, RN Tay-Sachs Tay-Sachs disease is considered a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease.  Tay-Sachs has always been commonly referred to as a “Jewish disease” with as many as 1 out of every 25 Ashkenazi Jews being carriers of the defective gene, however, that demigraphic is changing.  Today... Read more