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Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Diseases

| January 8, 2018

A number of genetic disorders occur more frequently in certain ethnic populations. In the Ashkenazi Jewish population (those of Eastern European descent), it has been estimated that one in four individuals is a carrier of one of several genetic conditions. These diseases include Tay-Sachs Disease, Canavan, Niemann-Pick, Gaucher, Familial Dysautonomia, Bloom Syndrome, Fanconi anemia, Cystic Fibrosis and Mucolipidosis IV.

Mapping the DNA sequence of Ashkenazi Jews – Jpost.com

| December 29, 2017

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are taught in school.. (photo credit: REUTERS) Genomic research of Ashkenazi Jews will soon become more effective and personalized, thanks to the creation of a data resource at Columbia University in Manhattan. The team, which includes experts from 11 labs in Israel and New York City, focused on Ashkenazim because of their demographic history of genetic isolation and the resulting abundance of population-specific mutations and high prevalence of rare genetic disorders.

"Genetics of Ashkenazi Jewish origins " by Doron M. Behar …

| December 26, 2017

Authors Doron M. Behar, Rambam Health Care Campus, IsraelFollowMait Metspalu, Estonian Biocentre, Evolutionary Biology Group, EstoniaYael Baran, Tel-Aviv University, IsraelNaama M. Kopelman, Tel-Aviv University, IsraelBayazit Yunusbayev, Estonian Biocentre, Evolutionary Biology Group, EstoniaAriella Gladstein, University of ArizonaShay Tzur, Rambam Health Care Campus, IsraelHavhannes Sahakyan, Estonian Biocentre, Evolutionary Biology Group, EstoniaArdeshir Bahmanimehr, Institute of Molecular Biology, National Academy of Sciences, ArmeniaLevon Yepiskoposyan, Institute of Molecular Biology, National Academy of Sciences, ArmeniaKristiina Tambets, Estonian Biocentre, Evolutionary Biology Group, EstoniaElza K.

Cholent – Wikipedia

| November 24, 2017

Cholent (Yiddish: , tsholnt or tshoolnt) or Hamin (Hebrew: ) is a traditional Jewish stew. It is usually simmered overnight for 12 hours or more, and eaten for lunch on Shabbat (the Sabbath).

All Jews Are Ashkenazi – TV Tropes

| November 24, 2017

If there is a Jew in any mainstream media (and the odds are better than you might think), he or she will most likely be portrayed as Ashkenazi, even when that portrayal does not fit that character’s background or the setting. Oy vey!This means that the Jew will be apparently of Central or Eastern European descent, will probably eat gefilte fish and bagels with lox, and may drop Yiddish words into their speech. The names of Jews will almost always end with -berg, -man, or -stein or contain the syllable “Gold”.

Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP) What Is an – webmd.com

| November 3, 2017

Articles OnAshkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP) Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP) Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP) An Ashkenazi Jewish genetic panel (AJGP) is a blood test that checks to see if a person is a carrier of a genetic disease that occurs more often in people of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish heritage.

Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage | Susan G. Komen

| September 28, 2017

In the U.S., breast cancer risk is slightly higher among Jewish women than among other women [27]. This increased risk is likely due to the high prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in Jewish women of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews).

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Judaism: Ashkenazim – Jewish Virtual Library

| August 24, 2017

Ashkenaz (Heb. ) refers to a people and a country bordering on Armenia and the upper Euphrates; listed in Genesis 10:3 and I Chronicles 1:6 among the descendants of Gomer. The name Ashkenaz also occurs once in Jeremiah 51:27 in a passage calling upon the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz to rise and destroy Babylon.

Not Goodbye, Baku – HuffPost

| August 24, 2017

Apparently, one is never too old to fall in love again, and I fell in love with Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Actually, with the country of Azerbaijan. You can walk the city of Baku for hours and not be bored.


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