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Genetic testing emphasized during Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:58 am

For parents, there is nothing more painful than watching their newborn baby suffer and being powerless to help.

This was the situation Amanda and Josh Goldberg of Phoenix potentially faced when they learned they were carriers of a congenital disorder found in one out of 61 Ashkenazi Jews — glycosylation type 1a. Amanda was already pregnant.

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