What Is Tay-Sachs Disease?

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  • 1. Valeriya V. Solovyeva, Alisa A. Shaimardanova, Daria S. Chulpanova, Kristina V. Kitaeva, Lisa Chakrabarti, and Albert A. Rizvanov. New Approaches to Tay-Sachs Disease Therapy. Frontiers in Physiology 2018; 9: 1663.
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2. Risk Factors

There are various known risk factors for Tay-Sachs disease. They include having ancestors from the Cajun community of Louisiana, the Old Order Amish community in Pennsylvania, Eastern and Central European Jewish communities, and certain French-Canadian communities in Quebec.

If you come from any of these ancestry groups, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease. Then you can watch for those symptoms in yourself or in your own children. Doctors strongly recommend genetic testing and genetic counseling for all people who have a family history of Tay-Sachs disease or are in a high-risk group.

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