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How likely is it that I am a carrier for one of these Jewish genetic disorders?

By Masorti Judaism 19th Feb 2021

1 in 5 Ashkenazi Jews are ‘healthy’ carriers of at least one severe, recessive JGDs. Screening for these disorders is appropriate and advised for people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin – even if only 1 of your 4 grandparents is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Sephardi Jews are at risk of being carriers for a different set of disorders, that vary according to their ancestors’ country of origin. For more information click here.

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