Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week Day 5: Why It’s Important for Interfaith Couples To #GetJScreened

February 7, 2020

Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week

Day 5: Why It’s Important for Interfaith Couples To #GetJScreened

While there are a number of diseases commonly found in people with Jewish background, these diseases also occur in the general population. For this reason, screening is important and informative for couples where only one partner is Jewish. Pan-ethnic screening panels, like the one offered by JScreen, include diseases common across ethnicities and can provide important information for anyone hoping to have children in the future.  

JScreen’s easy, private, at-home spit test screens for more than 200 genetic diseases, many of which can be devastating – and avoidable – for families.  Getting screened is one simple step that couples can take prior to conception to understand the genetic possibilities that could impact their future family.

JScreen gives couples the essential information to help them navigate their path – and provides genetic counselors through conference call or video conference to help them understand the screening results.

To help encourage all couples to #GetJScreened, JScreen is offering a $36 discount during Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week (JGSAW) to bring awareness to the importance of screening for Jewish and Interfaith couples.  

Knowledge is Power. Visit and use the discount code “JGSAW”

Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University’s Department of Human Genetics, JScreen is a national non-profit offering at-home comprehensive and affordable genetic testing and counseling.

ReproGEN – determines risk for having a child with a genetic disease

CancerGEN – tests for genetic changes that increase risk for many types of cancer

If a person or couples’ risk is elevated, genetic counselors will privately address the results, options and resources to help plan for a healthy future.

JScreen believes 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.