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Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs is a serious and deadly disease.

Donna Abrams

on 5 February 2013

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You can't predict which child will have the disease. As you may know, the parents are not responsible for the creation of the disease, and it is impossible to know if the child will have it until a certain point in pregnancy, but infants can be tested by examining the child's DNA. There are many names for Tay-Sachs Some names include the B variant, GM2, and gangliosidosis. Tay-Sachs is a serious problem for our youth. With no known cure and no solution near in sight, there is little hope for a little patient. There are, however, ways to comfort the child through the process. That's where we come in. Our breakthrough medication will give the child temporary us of their certain muscles and use of the spinal cord for moderate activity. As you may know, this disease limits the amount of use of muscles and organs due to the mutation in the HEXA gene, otherwise known as the HEXA Deficiency. Inherited Obviously, Tay- Sachs is an inherited disease, but, as you may know, the process is more complicated than just that. Tay- Sachs is inherited through an autosomal recessive pattern, which means that both copies of the recessive gene in each cell have mutations. Life-Span of Tay-Sachs Patients The majority of Tay-Sachs patients die as toddlers and children anywhere from 3-6 years of age. Our medication can ease the pain. Tay-Sachs Disease The disease is found around the globe. Although this disease is found throughout the world, it is most common among the Ashkenazi Jews who live in Israel. 1 in 27 Ashkenazi Jews have Tay-Sachs
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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