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Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan.  The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18

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Persian Jews and Genetic Diseases | Jewish Diseases | Jewish Journal

An MRI is helpful to determine sparing of the quadriceps and genetic testing confirms the diagnosis.  Treatment is palliative – not curative.  One in 20 Persian Jews are carriers, and one in 400 couples are at-risk of having a child with this condition. Dr. Lavin:  How often do these disorders occur? Dr. Rimoin:  They are as common in the Persian Jewish community as Tay-Sachs is to the Ashkenazi Jews.  The carrier frequency (the possibility that someone will have one affected gene) for the four diseases ranges from 1:10 for pseudocholinesterase to 1:50 for autosomal polyglandular [more...]

Date: 2010-06-07 04:45:52

Date: 2010-09-28 10:58:33

FamilyTreeDNA.com: New Family Finder test officially launched

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. As of today, FamilyTreeDNA.com's new Family Finder test has been officially launched. The new test connects family members across all ancestral lines, not only paternal or maternal. It represents a major advancement over earlier genetic genealogy tests. Everyone, regardless of gender, can now look for connections including grandparents, aunts and uncles, half siblings, and first, [more...]

Date: 2010-05-03 17:15:00

The Spittoon » What DTC Genetic Testing Can—and Can't—Tell You

Unknown genetic factors, as well as environment, are also important.  Additionally, because most research is conducted in populations with European ancestry, people from ethnic minorities get limited information from DTC genetic testing. Through its research, 23andMe is working to improve the information that all people can get from their DNA data.  Our 23andWe surveys allow everyone to contribute to work aimed at understanding some of the most basic facets of our biology, and have already resulted in the publication of a report in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  Our Parkinson’s [more...]

Date: 2010-08-03 15:58:54

DNA Testing and Genetic Profiles Help Avoid Broken Hearts Polls Reveal

Several states have DNA testing legislation with New York acting earlier this year to warn 31 genetic labs that they are in breach of state regulations and California ordering thirteen laboratories to cease operations. As GINA takes full force it is clear that confidence in the benefits of DNA analysis will grow.” Dr. Carey concluded, “The potential to avoid a broken heart through genetic dating, or a failed heart through early medical intervention is just to tempting to ignore.” The planned research will be carried over the Web and mobile research platform managed by morefocus media. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:18:04

Jewish DNA - Genetic Research and The Origins of the Jewish People

What was the real fate of the Lost Tribes? How did the advent of Christianity change the DNA of humanity, and why Jews — the tiniest fraction of the world’s population — score highest on intelligence tests and hold so many Nobel Prizes, why there are disproportionately so many more Jewish lawyers and doctors, and what the answers to such questions tell us about human nature and nurture. Entine vividly brings to life the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics, retelling the story of the Bible through the prism of DNA, while illuminating one of today’s most controversial [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:02:06

Date: 2010-08-26 17:21:43

Community Calendar :: Currents :: PIONEER PRESS :: Buffalo Grove ...

The Sisterhoods of Congregations Beth Am, Beth Judea, B'nai Shalom, and Or Shalom, in cooperation with The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Orders, holds a free film screening of "In the Family" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Congregation Beth Judea, on Hilltop Road and Route 83 in ... The film, which focuses on predictive genetic testing, revolves around a young woman who faces an impossible decision: Remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 15:05:53

Date: 2010-08-25 07:48:32

Date: 2010-08-24 15:05:04

Genetic Counseling | CNY Fertility Center

When does it make sense to see a genetic counselor? If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, you may want to consider genetic counseling in the following situations: you need information about genetic testing. you are female and over age 35 ... you have concerns about conditions more common in your ethnic group (ex: Cystic Fibrosis in Caucasians, Sickle Cell Anemia in African Americans, Tay Sachs in Jewish Americans, etc.) you are considering adopting a child with a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 12:51:18

Diversity is Chaos: European and Jewish ancestry and genetic testing

"In multiracial societies, you don't vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion" - Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 23:17:00

Genetic testing raises an age-old question are the Jews a people ...

Two new genome studies of Jews worldwide prove that the Jewish people long called the People of the Book, the Chosen People or, in unkind circles, those people are, indeed, a people after all. Here is the original post: Genetic testing raises an age-old question are the Jews a people, or a religion? Category: Jews Tags: a-people-after, are-home, called-the, chosen-people, first-study, helen, Jewish, new-genome, people-, [more...]

Date: 2010-06-13 04:32:52

Date: 2010-09-27 19:04:59

Is DNA Testing in America Today Reliable?

DNA is acquaint with in practically all section of not solitary the being group except in entirely source of revenue things. The DNA is stored in the nucleus, which is regarded in the function of the understanding concentrate of the cell, in addition to proviso all DNA were threadbare commencing its spaghetti comparable makeup it would stand up near so far above the ground being a man. DNA is time and again referred headed for in the same way as the molecule of heredity, what this DNA is liable representing the genetic reproduction of a large amount inherited traits. This is why DNA testing [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 07:08:15

Colorado: Hispano DNA study results released

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. Tracing the Tribe readers may remember several posts concerning a cluster of "Ashkenazi" breast cancer among Hispanic women in Colorado's San Luis Valley a few years ago. Later genealogical research showed the women were descendants of conversos (Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Inquisition) who had settled in the area centuries ago. A paper in the San Luis area just [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 14:00:00

Date: 2010-08-27 03:32:36

breast cancer | hersey var

“recommends against routine referral for genetic counseling or routine breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA) testing for women whose family history is not associated with an increased risk for deleterious mutations in breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) or ... “For women of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, an increased-risk family history includes any first-degree relative (or 2 second-degree relatives on the same side of the family) with breast or ovarian cancer [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 22:46:41

Courthouse News Service

The judge recounted how Siddiqui invoked Zionist conspiracies, demanded that her jury undergo genetic testing for Jewish heritage, and then sent a letter to his chambers, claiming, "I am not against Israelis or any people, certainly not the Jewish people." Siddiqui has had a strained relationship with her defense team, trying to fire them during her trial, refusing to speak to them in prison before the sentencing, and shaking her head throughout her attorney's plea for a shorter sentence.      She even strongly objected to her attorneys' filing an appeal on her behalf.      Still, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 16:25:00

VIDEO: Jewish DNA – The Kohanim Gene and the Lost Tribes of Israel

Video excerpt from a lecture by Jon Entine (author of Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People) discussing the Kohanim (Cohanim) Gene, also known as the Y chromosomal Aaron hypothesis and how it can help us establish the truth or fiction behind the ten lost tribes of Israel, discussing such groups as Ethiopian Jews and the Lemba tribe of southern Africa. In 2007, Entine published Abraham's Children, which examined the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and addressed the question "Who is a Jew?" as seen through the prism of DNA. In the lecture, he also [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 20:03:22

Date: 2010-08-26 23:05:27

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: mtDNA of Yemeni and Ethiopian Jews

The way I see it, only a large-scale study of all global Jewish populations may uncover verified ancient Jewish lineages for both Y-chromosomes and mtDNA. The recent studies on Jews have uncovered several genetic sub-clusters of Jews, and only lineages that occur in 2 or more of these clusters, and preferably geographically separated ones have a strong claim of representing original Jewish lineages. There is a limit on what can be uncovered about the past from the study of living populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21360 Mitochondrial DNA reveals distinct [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 18:00:00

Date: 2010-08-25 11:57:38

Here Come the Hebrew Catholics ~ Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall

Our Lady of the Miracle - An Apparition Beloved by Hebrew Catholics I was blessed to spend Saturday in St. Louis at the Hebrew Catholic conference. I presented a talk on how and why the Hebrew prophets anticipated the move from Jerusalem to Rome as the center of God's kingdom. It was a great time and enjoyed meeting so many "Hebrew Catholics." First of all, what is a Hebrew Catholic? A Hebrew Catholic simply a Catholic who is ethnically Jewish. There are Italian Catholics, Irish Catholics, Mexican Catholics, Polish Catholics, etc. Yes, there are also Hebrew Catholics. They prefer, I am told, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 14:29:00

Virginia Family Tree Genealogy: Family Tree DNA Results Arrive ...

According to the web page, that message has been displayed on the site since Thursday, March 06, 2008 at 4:00:57 PM. Why is Family Tree DNA partnered with a site that has been down for apparently seven months? I have also recently had several people complain that they have waited a long time for DNA test results from FTDNA. There must be something going on with them to be so disorganized. To top it off, after all of this waiting, they cannot tell us which Haplogroup Charlie belongs to and there are only eight matches in their database of 139,861 Y-DNA records at the 12-marker level (but all [more...]

Date: 2008-11-18 21:25:00

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: Genes & Teens ...

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. Everyone - even teenagers - are interested in DNA these days. The Wall Street Journal carried a great "teens and genes" story. Ann West, 17, of Cupertino, California can be called somewhat obsessive about analyzing her family's DNA. The self-taught teen has been decoding her family's genome and has spoken at major conferences Her father was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:00:00

Genetic testing?? - Pregnancy.org Bulletin Board Communities Home

Do you refuse it or do you do it? I did not test with the first two kids i didnt want to know i figured it's probably to late to do anything about it.. but now i'm considering with the third i have my hands full with these two and if something i mean BAD was to be wrong how could u hangle 2 demanding healthy kids and one thats very sick. I am not talking down sydrome or stuff like that i'm talking about a child that would literally be a vegetable. Is this wrong of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 15:42:25

Want to reproduce? Check your DNA » GetReligion

Although genetic testing can raise moral dilemmas, at least one conservative religious group—Orthodox Jews—has found ethically acceptable ways to use it to lessen diseases that have plagued its populations. “I am a Holocaust survivor. [more...]

Date: 2010-02-18 11:28:10

Screening for Jewish Genetic Diseases

Local Jewish congregations and community organizations, schools, temples and synagogues, as well as Greenwich Hospital and the Greenwich Department of Health, are collaborating to bring Jewish Genetic Testing to residents of the greater Greenwich community. Screening for Jewish Genetic Diseases Local Jewish congregations and community organizations, schools, temples and synagogues, as well as Greenwich Hospital and the Greenwich Department of Health, are collaborating to bring Jewish Genetic Testing to residents of the greater Greenwich [more...]

Date: 2010-06-15 18:17:01

Prenatal Testing for Genetic Disorders Dehumanizes All Who Have ...

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Date: 2010-09-17 05:00:00

What does your DNA look like? « New Voices

The testing and screening is a way for Ashkenazi Jews to determine if they are carriers of 11 “common” Jewish genetic diseases. About 1 in 5 Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier. The testing, screening, and counseling that precedes and concludes the event are there to help participants make decisions and figure out what the information means to them. At first, this seemed completely rational to me. Of course I’d want to know if I’m a carrier of a fatal disease, which could affect my future kids (and that’s a long way in the future). But naturally, there are ethical debates that can be [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 01:24:47

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: JGSLA 2010: DNA test ...

9.30-10.45am: "From DNA to genetic genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask," with Steve Morse. 2.05-3.15pm: Having trouble understanding your test results? Make sure to attend Judy Simon's "Jewish Geography and DNA: A Player's Guide." 8-9.15am Breakfast with the Experts: "Jews, genes and genetics & Unlocking the medical secrets in your family tree," Adele Schneider and Gary Frolich. Session continues, 9.15-10.30am. 10.45-noon: "Beyond the Y chromosome, tracing your genealogy with the 'other' DNA," Bennett Greenspan. 10.45-noon: "Jewish genetic diseases: Ashkenazi and [more...]

Date: 2010-07-02 03:24:00

Date: 2010-08-23 16:49:46

DNAction » Pathway Launches an Extended Carrier Status Screening ...

Traditionally, pregnancy-related genetic testing has been limited to prospective parents whose family history or ethnicity suggests that they may be at an increased risk for a particular genetic disease. One example of this is genetic screening for Tay-Sachs disease mutations in people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin. The problem with this approach is that it relies on self-reported ethnicity and family history, which can be incomplete or misleading. Additionally, the ethnic distribution and prevalence of many genetic disease-causing mutations is not known. The Simple Solution Using only a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 19:09:22

Jewish Community Center offers genetic testing | PennLive.com

The Jewish Community Center will host a program offering accurate, affordable and painless testing for four Jewish genetic diseases. The program, scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Jewish Community Center at 3301 N. Front St., Harrisburg, will include testing for Tay-Sachs, Canavan disease, cystic fibrosis and Familial Dysautonomia through a cheek swab. The four tests, offered by Ravgen Diagnostics of Columbia, Md., for $95 instead of the $1,400 it would cost to have the tests individually, are recommended by the American College of Obstetricians & [more...]

Date: 2009-01-28 00:00:00

Date: 2010-09-03 15:52:43

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

This will give you more information about your family history, how your lifestyle may affect you, what having a genetic test means, and the options available to you if you choose to go ahead with the test. You may feel anxious about finding out about your risk of developing breast cancer, but remember that your counsellor is trained to deal with these issues. Testing The test (Screening of BRCA1 and BRCA2) is done by Eastern Biotech & Life Sciences, Dubai on a blood sample from a living relative who has already developed breast or ovarian cancer. The results can take many months to complete, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 12:51:23

Date: 2010-08-25 07:00:00

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: DNA: Bennett ...

Discover Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing, with expert Bennett Greenspan, at the Dallas (Texas) Jewish Historical Society, at 7pm, Wednesday, May 26. The program is part of the Society's Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series, at its annual meeting and elections at the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. A familiar favorite at Jewish and general genealogy conferences, his talks always fill to capacity. His presentation will demonstrate the overlap between Jewish DNA found in Ashkenazi/Mizrachi and Sephardic populations and will [more...]

Date: 2010-05-25 05:45:00

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