Hadassah Shawsheen Valley presents “Our Heritage and Our Health: Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Diseases and the Founder Effect.”
Learning about your heritage is a beginning. All around the world distinct ethnic groups have been identified as having increased risks for particular genetic diseases. In the Ashkenazi Jewish population, several such inherited diseases are known. These include Gaucher disease, cystic fibrosis, Canavan disease, Bloom syndrome and others. Gaucher disease is the most common Jewish genetic disorder and among Ashkenazi Jews, 1 person in 15 is a carrier for this disease, and ~1/850 has Gaucher disease.
To learn more about genetic diseases among persons of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, please join us for this complimentary presentation featuring guest speaker Gary S. Frohlick, MS, CGC, Senior Patient Education Liaison, Sanofi Genzyme.+ More... - Less...
* Registration closes on October 13th
7 Haggetts Pond Rd
Andover, MA 01810
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