Yeshiva University launches Jewish genetics resource

NEW YORK (JTA) — Yeshiva University’s school of medicine launched a website to educate Jews about the risks of genetic diseases.

GeneSights, a project of the university’s Program for Jewish Genetic Health and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, was launched earlier this month. The site provides lessons on selected topics related to Jewish genetic health conditions, including specific diseases, treatment technologies and bioethical issues.

The site is free to registered members, who are granted access to seminars by experts on genetic topics. New lessons are expected to appear on the site approximately every two months.

 

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