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Why do jews have tay-sachs disease?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It is known to have prevalence in ashkenazi jews approximately 1 in 25 jews are carriers of tay sachs disease which make this population particularly susceptible.1 in250 people are carriers. In the general population.Some explanations are attributed to genetic drift, the founder effect which occurs when a population is started de a very small number of individuals.

Answered Sep 26, 2012

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