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Ashkenazi Jews

Israel And Russia: A Unique Interaction

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 03.17.2017 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Israel, as a democratic, First World ($38,000 GNP/capita) hi-tech power, is often seen as a Western country that accidentally landed in the Middle Eas...

Israel Votes in the Eye of a Storm

Ben Barber | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Ben Barber

Even the Mediterranean beaches which once saw Arab terrorists come ashore to kill Israelis lacked any ominous shadows. The week of the election it was still too cold for swimmers. But hundreds of surfers in wet suits rode the waves as if in a peaceful invasion from the sea.

To Test or Not to Test: A Question Ashkenazi Jewish Women Must Weigh in Light of a New Breast Cancer Study

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Decisions regarding genetic testing should never be made lightly. The results of these tests can require difficult and life-altering choices, for yourself and your family. Testing should only be done when you can actually use that information to take steps that will have a major positive health or life impact.

Unlocking the Code

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Unlocking this genetic code brought new hope to a field of sluggish discovery for which many patients, myself included, feel tremendous gratitude. But we are also deeply grateful for the recent Supreme Court decision declaring that human genes cannot be patented.

Traditional Ashkenazi Diet Needs Healthy Makeover

Zester Daily | Posted 05.26.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

When I wrote Jewish Traditional Cooking, I wanted to include the inherited foods but lighten them where possible.

There Is No Illness in This Town

Gina Nahai | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Gina Nahai

That Iranian Jews should have their own "special" diseases is not as strange as it may seem: Ours is the oldest community in the diaspora, offspring of the slaves who, in the sixth century BC, were brought into the Babylonian exile.

Eradication of Familial Cancer: The Wave of the Future?

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Kravette

For however long I can remember, there was always that ominous threat of the "C" word. I don't believe there was ever a family get-together without the mention of cancer. My family carries the mutated BRCA1 gene.

Jews' Genes Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A comprehensive study of Jews from around the world has revealed that Jewish people are genetically different from other people. The study, conducted...

Mutant Genes Key To Living To 100: Researchers

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

There is a clear link between living to 100 and inheriting a hyperactive version of an enzyme that prevents cells from ageing, researchers say....