Genetic Testing

Healthcare October 2012

New Genetic Testing Method Can Be Mixed Blessing

Staff Writer
10/18/2012

A new method of genetic testing that can detect more problems in a fetus, but also reveal confusing information about chromosomal anomalies, will soon become more widely available to expectant mothers; a clinical trial has proven its advantages over standard methods of fetal genetic testing.

Barbara Bernhardt

Healthcare October 2012

A World of Research

Mixed blessing for new genetic testing method, men and the BRCA mutations and more.

10/18/2012
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New Genetic Testing Method Can Be Mixed Blessing

‘Microarray’ has implications for women over 35, when many Jewish women are often bearing children.

10/16/2012
Staff Writer

Anew method of genetic testing that can detect more problems in a fetus, but also reveal confusing information about chromosomal anomalies, will soon become more widely available to expectant mothers; a clinical trial has proven its advantages over standard methods of fetal genetic testing.

enetic counselor Barbara Bernhardt.

On Tu B’Av, Remember The Importance Of Genetic Testing

08/02/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

As Jews, we don’t have many light-hearted holidays, but this week we’ll celebrate one of them, Tu B’Av. Casually known as the Jewish Valentine’s day, Tu B’Av is the counterbalance to the most difficult of all our holidays, Tisha B’Av.  While we fast and remember all of our hardships and trials during Tisha B’Av, this week we will engage in mirth, and celebrate love and joy.  Many will wed, and according to Jewish lore many will meet their matches on Tu B’Av.
 

Estie Rose

Training Rabbis To Promote Screening

Ashkenazi Jews are potential carriers for 16 devastating genetic ailments: how tests can prevent a lot of heartache.

10/26/2010
Editorial Assistant

Steve Hoffman had never heard of Tay-Sachs Disease. When his eldest son, Harry, was diagnosed with the disease at 5 ½ months, he and his wife were shocked and devastated.

Rabbis gathered last week to hear from parents of children with genetic diseases. Steven Rosen Photography

Specter Of Master Race Clouds Genome Joy

06/30/2000
Staff Writer
While Jewish leaders joined in hailing this week’s announcement that the human genetic code had been deciphered, their enthusiasm was tempered by their knowledge of how the Nazis tried to use eugenics to create a master race.

Fear Of Tay-Sachs Resurgence Seen

12/11/1998
Staff Writer
Although Tay-Sachs, a fatal genetic disease, has been almost eradicated from the Jewish community because of the high rate of genetic screening among Jews, a genetics expert is warning of a possible resurgence because of the increased rate of intermarriage.

Group Charged With ‘Playing God’ Over Genetic Testing

12/26/2008
Editor and Publisher
A national medical expert charged this week that the head of the leading organization screening for Jewish genetic diseases is “playing God” by withholding information from people who have tested positive for Gaucher’s disease, a serious and often painful illness that effects one in 450 to 500 Ashkenazim, making it the most common of Jewish genetic diseases.
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