Jewish Genetic Diseases Screening Update

Our second annual Genetics Awareness Week held November 20th to the 27th was a great success, as was the genetics screening clinic held on Sunday, November 27th at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Almost 100 people attended to be screened and over 1,000 referred to our website for information about Ashkenazi Genetic Diseases.  If you were unable to attend the clinic, please remember that genetic screening if free every day.  Please see your family doctor for further information or refer to our sister website

Carrier results from our 2009 screening are as follows: Canavan 2, Tay Sachs 11, Familial Dysautonomia 3, Fanconi 2, Bloom Syndrome 1.