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A Champion of Genetic Screening

A Champion of Genetic Screening

As Co-Founder of JScreen, Caroline Gold ’92S Promotes Healthy Jewish Families Caroline (Katz) Gold ’92S came to Stern College for Women in 1988, where she found a community as warm and friendly as the sunny climate of her native Atlanta, Georgia. “Coming from Atlanta without relatives nearby,” she recalled, “the families of my friends became my

Students Host Innovative Genetic Screening Event

Free Feb. 14 Event Open to the Broader Community Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will partner with JScreen, a university-based nonprofit program specializing in carrier screening for genetic diseases common in the Jewish population, to host a free genetic screening event. The event, which will make screening for more than 100 genetic diseases

Science and the Ethics of Genetic Screening

For centuries, Jewish communities lived in fear that many of their babies would thrive through infancy, only to become blind and demented as toddlers and die by age 5. That described the ordeal of Joseph Ekstein, a Hasidic rabbi in Brooklyn. Over three decades, he and his wife lost four children to Tay-Sachs Disease, and their experience was not unusual. Some families were just unlucky.

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