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Many Jewish people already undergo screening for another mutation, one that causes the neural disorder Tay-Sachs disease Clinics will be able to use the same blood sample to test for familial dysautonomia, which is nearly as prevalent in this population as Tay-Sachs.
Ezra, now 5, has familial dysautonomia (FD), a genetic disease occurring primarily in Jews.
Added Ann Slaw, one of the founders of the Familial Dysautonomia Hope Foundation, "Our small nonprofit was thrilled to be a beneficiary of Kintera's Martin Luther King, Jr.
TORONTO, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tm Bioscience Corporation (Toronto, Ontario; TSX: TMC), a leader in the commercial genetic testing market, today announced it has signed an agreement to supply the Emory Genetics Laboratory at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) with the Tag-It(TM) ASR(x) reagents for use in its Ashkenazi Jewish Panel (AJP) gene assay, which detects gene mutations associated with Tay-Sachs disease, Canavan Disease, Familial Dysautonomia, Gaucher Disease, Bloom Syndrome, Fanconi Anemia, Neimann-Pick Disease, and Mucolipidosis Type IV.
is a national campaign promoting genetic testing for the following diseases: Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Familial Dysautonomia, Fanconi Anemia type c, Gaucher Disease, Glycogen, Mucolipidosis IV, Type A Niemann-Pick Disease, and Tay-Sachs Disease.
Specifically, Tm Bioscience has acquired rights for gene patents associated with: Bloom's Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Familial Dysautonomia, Gaucher Disease and Niemann-Pick Disease.
The expanded panel tests for nine autosomal recessive diseases and consists of Bloom syndrome, Canavan disease, Cystic fibrosis, Familial dysautonomia, Fanconi anemia, Glycogen, Niemann-Pick disease type A, and Tay-Sachs disease.
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