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Sunday, June 26 • 9:30am - 10:40am
Not Your Mother's Tay Sachs Test: A Modern Approach to Jewish Genetic Screening

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What does it mean to be genetically Jewish? What diseases are we at risk for and why? How can you get screened for these diseases without having to jump through hoops? It used to be that Tay-Sachs was the only disease Jewish couples would get screened for before having children. However, we now know of 19 different disorders commonly carried by people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and more than 9 in the Sephardic population. We also know of multiple diseases carried by Jews that aren't exclusively Jewish diseases. For this reason, carrier screening has become much more expanded than just looking at Tay-Sachs disease. This fun and interactive talk will teach you what you need to know to make the best health decisions for you and your current or future family.

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Dena Goldberg

Dena Goldberg is a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor at UCSF. She has a BS in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and an MS in Genetic Counseling from University of California, Irvine. She specializes in hereditary cancer syndromes and sees patients through the UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program. Outside of work, she is very passionate about teaching her community about Jewish genetics and... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:40am
SC2082 Russian River Valley

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