Jewish genetic testing arrives

JEWISH genetics testing group Jnetics is coming to Leeds — thanks to a donation from Leeds Jewish Orthodox Youth.

And Jnetics will be delivering its educational GENEius programme in an out-of-school setting for the first time.

On Tuesday, June 26, the educational component of GENEius will take place with an optional screening event being held on Sunday, July 1.

Attending the educational session is a necessary pre-requisite for participation in the screening.

A spokesman for Jnetics said: “Since its launch, GENEius has been running in eight of the main Jewish high schools in the country, including King David in Manchester.

“Around 1,000 students have been educated by means of the programme and some 750 students have already been screened.”

GENEius is Jnetics education and screening programme, launched in 2017, designed to educate about Jewish genetic diseases, with a particular focus on severe recessive ones and the significance of carrier-screening.

The programme's screening element is delivered in partnership with the NHS, although not NHS funded.

* Details: aviva@jnetics.org or ljoyleeds@gmail.com

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