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Transcript of Tay-Sachs Disease
The mutations responsible for this disease are also more common in certain French-Canadian communities of Quebec, the Old Order Amish community in Pennsylvania, and the Cajun population of Louisiana. Population and Candidates. The amount of people affected can range anywhere
from 1 in 250 to 1 in 2,500 in regular population, and
1 in 27 among the Ashkenzi Jews of Israel. Anyone can
be a candidate for Tay-Sachs. There are several different symptoms for Tay-Sachs, but there are a few obvious ones. These symptoms begin to occur in between 3-6 months of childhood. These symptoms include loss of motor skills, exaggerated startle reactions to loud noises, seizure, vision and hearing loss, intellectual disability, paralysis, the dying of brain and spinal cord cells, and a cherry red spot in the eye. Prevention There are no known ways to prevent Tay- Sachs, but the child can be genetically tested for the disease. Research There is extensive research on Tay-Sachs but there are studies and research labs on patients and patients' genes to determine the cause of the disease and to devise a solution or a cure. THANK YOU This is what the Tay- Sachs gene looks like Tay- Sachs is carried by chromosome #15.
This is the mutated gene. Symptoms Questions? Contact us at:
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