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Jewish & Ashkenazi Genetic Diseases – Gaucher Disease

| November 15, 2018

While Gaucher disease (pronounced go-SHAY) affects people of all ethnic backgrounds, it is especially common in the Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish population. Testing for Gaucher disease as well as prenatal screening and genetic counseling can help you determine the risk of passing the Gaucher gene to your children

Where are Ashkenazi Jews from? Their Origins May Surprise You …

| November 1, 2018

Ashkenazi Jews are a Jewish ethnic group who have their earliest ancestors from the indigenous tribes of Israelat least on one side of the family tree. A study published in 2013 in Nature Communications has shown their maternal lineage comes from a different, and possibly unexpected, source

Genetic studies on Jews – Wikipedia

| October 12, 2018

Genetic studies on Jews are part of the population genetics discipline and are used to better understand the chronology of migration provided by research in other fields, such as history, archaeology, linguistics, and paleontology.

Ashkenaz – Hebrew Nations

| October 3, 2018



| September 19, 2018

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

Dianna Agron Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality …

| July 25, 2018

Birth Name: Dianna Elise Agron Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia, U.S. Date of Birth: April 30, 1986 Ethnicity:*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)*German, Irish, English (mother, who converted to Judaism) Dianna Agron is an American actress, singer, dancer, and director. She is famous for starring in the television series Glee

Who Are Ashkenazi Jews? | My Jewish Learning

| July 13, 2018

Ashkenazi Jews are the Jewish ethnic identity most readily recognized by North Americans the culture of matzah balls, black-hatted Hasidim and Yiddish. This ethnicity originated in medieval Germany. Although strictly speaking, Ashkenazim refers to Jews of Germany, the term has come to refer more broadly to Jews from Central and Eastern Europe

The 5 Most Common Ashkenazi Genetic Diseases

| July 11, 2018

According to current estimates, as many as one in three Ashkenazi Jews, those with Eastern European descent, are carriers for certain genetic diseases, including Gaucher disease. Researchers think Ashkenazi genetic diseases arise because of the common ancestry many Jews share.

Rashida Jones Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality …

| July 8, 2018

Birth Name: Rashida Leah Jones Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States Date of Birth: February 25, 1976 Ethnicity:*African-American, with some English, Scottish, and Welsh (father)*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother) Rashida Jones is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress and model Peggy Lipton. She is famous for her roles, Karen Filipelli on The Office and Louisa Fenn on Boston Public.

Study Estimates Ashkenazi Jewish Womens Risk of Having …

| July 6, 2018

About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by mutated genes passed from parent to child. Genes are short segments of DNA(deoxyribonucleic acid)found in chromosomes.

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