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National Gaucher Foundation offers free genetic testing through 2016

One in 10 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of the Gaucher Disease gene – which is what makes genetic testing for this terrible disease crucial for so many Jewish couples. Now, the National Gaucher Foundation (NGF) has teamed up with JScreen to offer genetic testing to Jewish couples at no out-of-pocket cost throughout the end of the year. NGF will cover all expenses that are not covered by insurance. It couldn’t be easier – you just fill out a form and get a FREE kit, at no cost to you. The potential impact is huge. Genetic testing is crucial for the healthy continuance of the Ashkenazi Jewish population.

For a genetic carrier screening form, as well as other information on Gaucher’s Disease, visit

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