Carrier Screening is About Ethnicity, Not Religion

by Aishwarya Arjunan and Alyssa Cohen of The Center for Jewish Genetics

We all carry changes in our genes that can lead to disease. Many ethnic groups have “their own” genetic disorders—disorders that are not unique to the group, but are found to be more common in individuals from that particular ethnic background. Because America is this “melting pot” and we all have a unique background, it is important that we are all aware of not only our family history, but also our family health history.

Read the full blog post from the Center for Jewish Genetics to learn more about carrier screening and which conditions are most common in various ethnic groups.