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Ashkenazi Jews

In the 11th century, Ashkenazi Jews comprised 3% of the world's Jewish population, peaking at 92% in 1931; following the holocaust in World War II, that number decreased. Ashkenazi Jews now comprise ±80% of Jews worldwide.

Carrier rates, genetic diseases affecting Ashkenazi Jews
• Factor XI deficiency—1:9 to 1:20
• Gaucher disease, type 1—1:10 to 1:14
• Non-syndrome hearing loss—1:20 to 1:25
• Tay-Sachs disease—1:25 to 1:27
• Cystic fibrosis—1:29
• Familial dysautonomia—1:30
• Glycogen storage disease type III—1:35 (north African Jews)
• Canavan disease—1:40
• BRCA1, BRCA2—1:40
• Fanconi anaemia, type C—1:89
• Niemann-Pick disease, type A—1:90
• Mucolipidosis IV—1:99
• Bloom syndrome—1:110
• Maple syrup urine disease—1:113
• Glycogen storage disease type 1a—1:130
• Abetalipoproteinemia—1:131
• Primary torsion dystonia—1:1000 to 1:3000
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These guests learned details about their Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, and results revealed details into their ancestry dating back hundreds of thousands of years.
Both men and women are affected by Gaucher disease and although it can occur in any racial or ethnic group, it is more common amongst people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, where it affects around one in 850 people.
There are several indicators for the presence of hereditary cancer syndromes, including cancer diagnosed at an unusually young age, the presence of several different types of cancer, several close relatives with the same type of cancer, unusual presentation (such as breast cancer in a man), certain birth defects (such as skin growths or skeletal abnormalities associated with inherited cancer syndromes), and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
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For the Ashkenazi Jewish settlers from Europe, the supremacy of a continental way of life and the acute desire to manufacture a Jewish-majority state justified the undertaking well before the Nazis perpetrated their genocide in Europe.
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This mutation appears to be prevalent in RP patients of the Ashkenazi Jewish origin, and 1 in 322 Ashkenazi carries one copy of the mutation.
Offit and his team to identify the most common mutation of BRCA2, associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and particularly common among individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
In an article published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, researchers at Tel Aviv University report that phosphatidylserine could be of benefit to individuals with familial dysautonomia, a disorder that occurs in Ashkenazi Jewish men and women.