JScreen is a community-based public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative provides convenient, affordable access to cutting-edge genetic testing technology, patient education, and genetic counseling services.
The Jewish population has a rate almost double the general population for being a carrier of certain genetic disorders. If both partners of a couple are carriers for the same disease, they have a 25 percent chance of having a child born with that genetic disorder each time they conceive. We believe the combination of education, access to premier gene screening technologies, and personalized, confidential support are the keys to preventing these devastating diseases.
JScreen makes testing for Jewish genetic diseases simple—providing an easy-to-use at-home saliva test that gives couples planning for children an unprecedented understanding of their own genetic makeup and risks relating to their children’s health. Please join us in turning the tide against hereditary diseases and ensuring families have the best chance for healthy babies.