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Jewish students engage in genetic screening for hereditary illnesses

By Danielle Kiefer For the Mitzpeh @daniellesusan97 Senior Aaron Solomon has always been curious to learn more about his genetic background, so when he had the opportunity to get screened for Jewish genetic diseases for free, he signed up. “I have an interesting background, where my mom is an Ashkenazi Jew, and my dad's Chinese and might have ...

Hillel holds genetic disease awareness week

By Jamie Weissman   Shira Neuman said she learned about the importance of genetic screening when she was in high school. The Maryland Hillel JLIC Orthodox educator used the practice to confirm if she and her future husband were carriers for genetic diseases they could potentially pass on to their children. Now, the same opportunity ...