Jewish genetic disease
Jewish genetic diseaseAny genetic disease that is more common in Jewish populations, especially the Ashkenazi subgroup, due to high rates of endogamy. Most are autosomal recessive and present in childhood. The American College of Medical Genetics recommends routine pre-conceptual or prenatal carrier screening for 9 diseases (Bloom syndrome, Canavan disease, cystic fibrosis, familial dysautonomia, Fanconi anaemia group C, Gaucher disease, mucolipidosis IV, Niemann-Pick disease type A and Tay-Sachs disease), which are common in Jews of eastern European (Ashkenazi) descent.
Jewish (Ashkenazim) Genetic Diseases
Fanconi anemia group C—1/32,000—1/89
Niemann-Pick, type A—1/32,000—1/90
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