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.

Appeal postponed again in Nazi Grandma Holocaust denial …

| January 8, 2018

A German court was due to make a decision on Thursdayin the appeal of an 89-year-old woman convicted of incitement to racial hatred on multiple occasions.