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Genetic screening plan is 'missed opportunity'

By Sandy Rashty, April 25, 2013

Concerns have been raised about the future of NHS screening provision for diseases that disproportionately affect Ashkenazi Jews.

The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) has recognised for the first time that screening should be available for Canavan disease and Familial Dysautonomia, alongside the more widely known Tay-Sachs disease.