The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases
The Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation
The Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium (JGDC) increases awareness about Jewish genetic diseases and encourages timely and appropriate carrier screening for all persons who have any Jewish heritage, as well as couples of interfaith marriage. The JGDC is an alliance of non-for-profit organizations sharing the common goal of combating Jewish genetic diseases.
The Family Prep Screen looks at hundreds to thousands of critical changes within your DNA, known as mutations. A positive result means that you are a carrier of a genetic disease. Carriers are typically healthy and unaware of the mutation within their bodies. If two people are carriers of the same disease, they can give birth to a child with symptoms.