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ERIC Number: EJ794151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-25
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Nonprofit Groups Offer Genetic Testing for Jewish Students
Supiano, Beckie
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n33 pA26 Apr 2008
This article describes how nonprofit organizations like Hillel are offering free genetic testing for Jewish college students. A growing number of colleges, including Pittsburgh, Brandeis University, and Columbia University are offering students free or reduced-cost screenings for diseases common to Jewish population. Genetic diseases common to this population range from Tay-Sachs disease, which is fatal, to Gaucher disease, which can be managed with lifelong treatment. Jewish leaders and public-health professionals say that getting tested early will help students make informed decisions in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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