A genetic profile of contemporary Jewish populations

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Abstract

The Jews are an ancient people with a history spanning several millennia. Genetic studies over the past 50 years have shed light on Jewish origins, the relatedness of Jewish communities and the genetic basis of Mendelian disorders among Jewish peoples. In turn, these observations have been used to develop genetic testing programmes and, more recently, to attempt to discover new genes for susceptibility to common diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-898
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Genetics
Volume2
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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