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Organisations dedicated to JGDs

This section contains links to key international resources established to promote awareness, screening and research into Jewish genetic disorders.

Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders (USA)

The Center provides extensive education and screening programmes to increase awareness and improve prevention of JGD and hereditary cancers. This site presents information about the disorders, screening and testing, activities of the charity, and other resources and links.

Victor Centers for Jewish Genetic Diseases (USA) 

The Centers (based Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami) provide Jewish community education and screening programmes for those at risk of being carriers of a JGD. This site offers information about the disorders, screening and testing, activities of the charity, and other resources and links including video and audio files with testimonials from affected families.

Mt. Sinai Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases (USA) 

The first center in the world focused primarily on diseases that affect Ashkenazi Jews.  The Center works to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and counselling of patients and their families and to conduct intensive research to combat these diseases.

The Israeli National Genetic Database

The site presents a database of inherited disorders in the Israeli population – including Ashkenazi Jewish, non-Ashkenazi Jewish and non-Jewish populations. Information is available on a wide spectrum of genetic disorders that can be accessed using the ‘search’ page which categorizes conditions prevalent in different population groups.