There are a number of genetic disorders that occur in people from any ethnic background, but are more common in people who have Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. These conditions can vary from little to no medical complications to severe and life-limiting illness
Screening for the following conditions should be offered to all individuals (pregnant or planning a pregnancy) with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, according to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG):
Your doctor or genetic counselor can help you determine the best screening approach if you have Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
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