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Why do jews have tay-sachs disease?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not known why

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.

In brief: Not known why

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.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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