Low-cost genetic disease testing in Phoenix open to Southern Arizonans

The Jewish Genetic Disease Center of Greater Phoenix will offer genetic screening on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Ina Levine Jewish Community campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road.

One in five Jewish individuals of Ashkenazi/Eastern European descent is a carrier for one or more Jewish genetic diseases, according to the center.

Southern Arizona residents ages 18 to 45 may be tested for $65. (The usual cost of these tests exceeds $3,000.) The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has arranged subsidies for five people to be tested at the reduced rate. Register at www.jewishgeneticsphx.org or contact Rebecca Goodman at 577-9393 or rgoodman@jfsa.org for more information.

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