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Tay-sachs disease is only injews, right?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Genetic disease
Tay-sachs is a horrible but rare genetic disease caused by an autosomal recessive mutation (abnormal gene) -- this means that both parents have to be carriers of the gene for a baby to inherit the disease.
The tay-sachs gene is famous for being found in ashkenazic jews, but is also more common among french canadians and cajuns. Altho rare, anyone can carry the gene (approx 1/300 in north america).

In brief: Genetic disease
Tay-sachs is a horrible but rare genetic disease caused by an autosomal recessive mutation (abnormal gene) -- this means that both parents have to be carriers of the gene for a baby to inherit the disease.
The tay-sachs gene is famous for being found in ashkenazic jews, but is also more common among french canadians and cajuns. Altho rare, anyone can carry the gene (approx 1/300 in north america).
Dr. Leto Quarles
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