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Most Jews can trace ancestry to Middle East

Judy Maltz | 
Where did the Jews originate? For Bennett Greenspan, the founder and president of Family Tree DNA, there’s little doubt, and ...

Should Myriad make breast cancer data available for clinical research?

Karen Iris Tucker | 
Myriad Genetics may have lost its singular hold on the market for BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing in May 2013 when ...
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Non-Jews hit by ‘Jewish’ diseases fall through the cracks of genetic screening

Gabrielle Birkner | 
Today, the vast majority of babies born with Tay-Sachs disease are not Jewish. Why aren't non-jews getting prenatal screening? ...

Unexpectedly genetically jewish

Rita Rubin | 
The following is an editorial summary. Anthropologist Sandra Lee, a senior research scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, ...

GM foods and Jewish law: A Rabbi’s perspective

Rabbi Justin Goldstein | 
The following is an edited excerpt. As our knowledge of our world broadens and through science we come to new ...

Researchers feud over Jewish genes

Gal Beckerman | 
The following is an excerpt. Are Jews genetically homogenous? Though it’s certainly been a loaded question historically, the quandary has ...

“Jews a genetic race” theory attacked by DNA expert

Rita Rubin | 
The following is an excerpt. Scientists usually don’t call each other “liars” and “frauds.” But that’s how Johns Hopkins University ...
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Jewish law and the “right to know”

Rabbi Justin Goldstein | 
In seeking to understand the relevancy of the issue of labeling foods in halakhah (Jewish law), it would seem that ...

In Israel, ethnic origin category scrapped for genetic testing

Jews should no longer be categorized by their ethnic origin when being tested for hereditary conditions, says the Health Ministry ...
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Jews are an ancient Middle Eastern ‘tribe’, genes reveal

Jon Entine | 
In his new book, “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People,” Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and professor at ...
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