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Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare hereditary disease that affects young children, primarily Ashkenazi Jews, French Canadians, and other isolated or self-selecting populations. Caused by the lack of an enzyme that … (See Below for Full Description)
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Tay-Sachs disease is a rare hereditary disease that affects young children, primarily Ashkenazi Jews, French Canadians, and other isolated or self-selecting populations. Caused by the lack of an enzyme that leads to a buildup of fats in nerve and brain cells, it gradually destroys the affected cells, leading to a loss of mental and physical abilities, and, eventually, death. In this fascinating offering, Tay-Sachs Disease discusses the nature of the disease, why it affects certain groups of people more often than others, how genetic screening can help detect carriers of the Tay-Sachs gene, and what options genetic testing and counseling provide for having children. Student researchers will discover the new medical treatments being used experimentally to treat Tay-Sachs disease, as well as the new genetic treatments that may someday provide a means of curing this degenerative condition.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9634-5
ISBN-10 791096343
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2572-5
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Genes and Disease
Author Jeri Freedman
Publication Date 6/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. References. Further reading. Web sites. Glossary. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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