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  At JScreen, we believe that a combination of education, access to state-of-the-art testing technology, and personalized support by qualified medical professionals are key to preventing devastating genetic diseases and helping people live healthier lives. As the only national non-profit program offering genetic testing and counseling, we help fulfill that mission every single day.  

November 23, 2022
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  23 years ago, this past March my husband, Jim and I lost our firstborn, Corey to Niemann-Pick Type A Disease, a severe and currently incurable neurodegenerative disorder.    Corey passed away at the young age of 2 ½. Today, Corey would have been 25 years old. While the years have passed, and time has

October 20, 2022
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  Twenty-six years ago, our father was diagnosed with Gaucher disease. A “simple” broken shoulder turned into years of getting the wrong treatments and one false diagnosis after another until one doctor encouraged further genetic testing. It was at that point, Gaucher disease became a huge part of our family. For the last twenty-six years,

October 4, 2022
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  While walking through Target the other day, we passed a 23andMe testing kit display. I made a comment about how the display was half empty to my husband, who replied “Classic. You go to Target to pick up some hand soap and cereal and you walk out with your entire genetic map!” I laughed

August 25, 2022
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