Jewish Genetic Disorders
This article recently appeared in the January 2, 2013 issue of the Chicago Tribune, and sheds important light on the work of the Center for Jewish Genetics, which has been supported over a number of years by the Health Trust.
By Karen Schwartz, Special to the Tribune
January 2, 2013
For Ellie and Jeremy Forman, getting married involved much more than walking down the aisle in fancy garb and saying their "I do's" in front of family and friends this past July.
The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders was founded in 1999 with a grant from the Michael Reese Health Trust. Its focus is to provide the general public, health care professionals, rabbis, and policymakers with up-to-date information about genetic disorders that are more common among individuals of Jewish descent. In addition to community and professional education, the Center provides genetic screening and prevention programs, referral services, and advocacy.