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There are a number of places that you can look:
Consult the "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man" database at The Johns Hopkins University (<http://gdbwww.gdb.org/omim/docs/omimtop.html>), or the GDB Genome Data Base (<http://gdbwww.gdb.org/>).
Consult the National Foundation for Jewish Genetic Diseases:
National Foundation for Jewish Genetic Diseases, Inc.
250 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10177
Check out the Jewish Genetic Disease Program of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System (http://www.sbhcs.com/genetics). This is a grant-funded program with the goal of educating people about disorders more common in the Jewish population. The site has information on common Jewish Genetic Diseases, and links to information on the following individual disorders: Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Fanconi Anemia (Type C), Familial Dysautonomia, Gaucher Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease (Type A), Tay-Sachs Disease, and Mucolipidosis IV. You may contact them at email@example.com or call (973) 322-7020 for more information.
If you are dealing with a Tay Sachs related disease:
National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association
2001 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02146
If you are dealing with Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML4), an inherited metabolic storage disease traced back to Lithuania and Poland:
719 East 17th Street
Brooklyn , NY 11230
ML4 Home Page: www.ml4.org
If you are dealing with Fanconi Anemia, an inherited chromosomal/haematological disorder:
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.
1902 Jefferson Street, Suite 2
Eugene, OR 97405
Home Page: www.fanconi.org
Check out some of the medical links at Hebrew University in Jerusalem (<http://www1.huji.ac.il/md/med_link.html>)
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