Ashkenazi Jewish Disorders | Sarnoff Center for Jewish …

Posted By on April 18, 2018

Providing support through education and genetic counseling is central to the mission of the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics. From the knowledge gained through carrier screening, individuals are better prepared to make informed decisions for themselves and their future family.

The Sarnoff Center currently screens for 56 disorders found more frequently in the Jewish community.While these genetic conditions vary in severity and age ofonset, most of the Jewish genetic disorders are debilitating, and some arefatal. Many of the disorders lack effective treatment at this time. Geneticcounseling and carrier screening is therefore invaluable in planning for afamily.

In addition to screening for 56 Jewish genetic disorders, the Sarnoff Center's carrier screening program includes more than 125 other recessive disorders. Ourpanel also includes an additional 12 X-linked conditions for women, includingFragile X syndrome.Our genetic counselor is available at every step of the screening process to make sure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed.

This screening process is called carrier screening. Carriers are healthy adults who have the genetic mutation that can potentially be passed on to a child if both parents are carriers for the same gene. This video explains how healthy carrier parents may have a child with the disorder.

Watch this YouTube Videoto learn more about Autosomal Recessive Inheritance

Learn more about carrier screening and the disorders on our screening panel.

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