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August 25, 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

February 3, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Jason Edelstein 510-239-1102 JScreen Launches Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week Feb 3 – 7 The Week Will Highlight Powerful Stories, Timely Information, and Resources to Help Raise Awareness of the Importance of Genetic Screening Atlanta – A proclamation is being passed in the Georgia State Legislature for “Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness

March 14, 2019
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JScreen is looking for paid student interns for the Summer and Fall 2019 semesters to help promote participation in the PEACH BRCA Study, a genetic testing initiative in the metro-Atlanta area. JScreen is: A national, public health program based out of Emory University dedicated to providing Jewish genetic disease screening. Until now, JScreen’s focus has

June 14, 2016
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JScreen mourns the loss of our friend and fellow Jewish genetic disease activist, Randy Yudenfriend Glaser. Randy cofounded the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium after giving birth to two children, Lauren and Jonathan, who are living with Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML4), a devastating and life-threatening Jewish genetic disease. Randy’s mission was to educate the community about

February 26, 2016
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Research estimates that 1 in 17 people will experience the symptoms of a rare disease in their lifetime. Collectively, these individuals represent a large population, however, separately they are in desperate need of representation in research and healthcare. Rare Disease Day, on February 29th, helps to bring these issues to light, as the global community comes together to raise awareness