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Most Common Jewish Genetic Disease: Gaucher Disease by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm Here are fast facts about Gaucher Disease, the most common genetic condition in Ashkenazi Jewish people. 1 in every 18 Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier for Gaucher disease. Carriers are unaffected, but when two carrier have a child, they have a 1 in 4 (25%) chance of having a child with Gaucher disease. Gaucher disease mainly affects the ... Read on »
Jewish Genetic Diseases: Inheritance Patterns by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm Last fall I posted on Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases, a number of inherited diseases that occur primarily in people of AJ descent (as a result of the “ founder effect “). AJ diseases are commonly known about within the AJ community, but many non-Jewish people are completely unaware of them. As a result of carrier screening (the ability to ... Read on »
Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases: Prevention is Possible by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm Almost every ethnic or demographic group has higher rates of certain genetic diseases than the general population. There are a number of genetic conditions that are relatively unknown, but terribly debilitating – and all occur most frequently in people with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry: Bloom’s Syndrome Canavan Disease Familial Dysauton ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Drug for Treating Genetic Disease Gaucher From Protalix and Pfizer–Will Compete With Genzyme and Help Fil by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 May 2012 3:26am The competitor for the drug for the rare genetic disease was purchased by Sanofi last year for a huge amount and they also create drugs that treat other rare diseases.  There are only about 2000 patients in the US being treated for the condition. Genzyme Sale to Sanofi-Aventis Finally Going to Take Place for Over $20 Billion ... Read on »
Fast Facts About Canavan Disease by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm Canavan disease is one of the most common Ashkenazi Jewish genetic conditions. 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of Canavan disease. As a result of this high carrier rate and the seriousness of the condition, the American College of Medical Genetics and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend Canavan carrier screening for ... Read on »
BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing by Cancer.gov Posted Thu 28 May 2009 9:00pm BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing Key Points BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that belong to a class of genes known as tumor suppressors. Mutation of these genes has been linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (see Question 1 ). A woman's risk of devel ... Read on »
Fast Facts About Niemann-Pick Disease by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm The last Ashkenazi Jewish genetic condition left for me to cover, aside from Cystic Fibrosis which has high carrier rates for all people with Caucasian ancestry (1/25), is Niemann-Pick disease. There are five subtypes of Niemann-Pick disease, though only Type A is more frequent in Ashkenazi Jewish populations. Niemann-Pick disease Type A i ... Read on »
GMOs and JEWS ... Muslims, Christians, Hindus by Linn Cohen-Cole by Sangita Sharma Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:13pm Linn is an American grandmother who keeps late hours working night into day to educate us lot by her research on GMOs, corporations taking over our entire food systems and about small and family farms in the USA. The intense support she provide to groups supporting ecological farmers and farming is a refreshing awakening call to consumers. L ... Read on »
Canavan disease is one of the mo... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:32pm Canavan disease is one of the most common Ashkenazi Jewish genetic conditions. 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of Canavan disease. As a result of this high carrier rate and the seriousness of the condition, the American College of Medical Genetics and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend Canavan carrier screening for ... Read on »