Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP)
Other Places To Get Help
|Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders|
|Ben Gurion Way, 30 South Wells Street|
|Chicago, IL 60606|
This organization provides public and professional education about Jewish genetic disorders. It also promotes screening and prevention programs, information, and referrals.
|4301 Connecticut Avenue NW|
|Washington, DC 20008-2369|
The Genetic Alliance is an international organization made up of millions of people with genetic conditions and more than 600 advocacy, research, and health care organizations that represent their interests. The Alliance builds partnerships to promote healthy lives for all those living with genetic conditions.
The Genetic Alliance promotes healthy lives by working to speed the translation of genetic advances into quality and affordable health care, public awareness, and consumer-centered public policies.
|Genetics Home Reference, U.S. National Library of Medicine|
|8600 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, MD 20894|
The Genetics Home Reference provides information on hundreds of genetic conditions. The website has many tools for learning about human genetics and the way genetic changes can cause disease. It also has links to additional resources for people who have genetic conditions and for their families.
|Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium|
|450 West End Avenue|
|New York, NY 10024|
The Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC) is a collection of smaller, individual organizations that have banded together to raise awareness of Jewish genetic diseases. The Consortium offers resources to educate people about carrier screening and how it can help prevent the birth of children with genetic conditions.
|Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases|
|5501 Old York Road, Levy 2 West|
|Philadelphia, PA 19141|
The Victor Center provides information about Jewish genetic conditions and promotes Jewish community education programs. The Center also conducts screening programs for healthy people at risk for being carriers of a gene mutation for a Jewish genetic diseases. The website has resources for the general public, health professionals, and clergy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 28, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics
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