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Register now for a Genetic Education and screening program

Did you know that every person of Ashkenazi Jewish descent has a one in four chance of carrying a Jewish genetic disorder such as Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis, or Canavan disease? Getting screened is an important part of the marriage process and should be added to all couple's check-lists.

With recent advances in genetic technology, the resources you need to plan for a healthy family are more accessible than ever! With just a simple blood test, young adults can now be tested for numerous genetic disorders. The Center for Jewish Genetics is proud to announce the expansion of its Genetic Education and Screening program! Registration has opened and room is available for our next four programs.

Feb.5, at Anshe Emet Synagogue

April 23, at Congregation Beth Shalom

June 11, at Temple Shalom

Aug. 6, at Emanuel Congregation

The screening includes a kosher dinner and testing for a panel of 18 Jewish genetic disorders. These tests usually cost more than $3,000 and the Center is proud to offer a subsidized rate for $180 per person. Pre-registration is required. Please email Taryn Gluskin at Taryngluskin@juf.org or visit www.jewishgenetics.org to learn more.

The Center for Jewish Genetics is a cooperative effort of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The Center is a support foundation of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and is funded in part by the Michael Reese Health Trust.

 

Posted: 1/28/2013 3:56:43 PM
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