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Tay-Sachs disease


Tay-Sachs disease (also called Tray-Sachs syndrome) is a genetically heritable disease which causes problems with the metabolism of fat. Infants usually die of pneumonia or other infections before reaching four years of age. The disease is very rare in the common population, but common in Jewish families. There is no known treatment for this disease, however there is a cheap blood test that...More