Racism not intended!

Andrew Wagner afwagner at STUDENTS.WISC.EDU
Mon Feb 28 09:36:17 EST 1994

>Joni was referring to Tay-Sachs
>disease which is well known to be very common among Sephardic

Tay-Sachs is prevalent in ASHKENAZI jews (those of central and eastern
european descent) not Sephardi (Meditteranean descent). I wouldn't go so
far as to say that it is common.  Tay-Sachs occurs in 1 out of every
300,000 births.

Andy Wagner
      Perinatal Medicine...Saxophone...and whatever else interests me

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