PITTSBURGH (GenomeWeb) – Preliminary results from an effort known as the Jewish Genetic Disease Prevention Project suggest Jewish populations with non-Ashkenazi ancestry may benefit from carrier screening focused on a range of recessive conditions.

Speaking at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual education meeting today, Stephanie Farner, a genetic counselor with the San Diego-based genetic testing company Progenity, described initial findings from an effort to screen Mizrahi, Sephardic, and Persian Jewish populations from multiple US cities.

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