Jewish Community Genetic Kit for individuals who are suspected of having Ashkenazi ancestry.
This page is specifically for the Ashkenazi Genetic Kit that looks at Ashkenazi, but not necessarily any gene associated with Sephardic and Mizrahi ancestries. If you don’t think you know your ancestry, please use the dual ancestry specific test that covers both ( Ashkenazi or Sephardic & Mizrahi ) so you can save $50 on your purchase, thank you.
Cannalogix Foundation is proud to bring to its members (new and old) the Jewish Community Genetic Kits. The Jewish Community Genetic Kits use DNA to look at several factors to determine a person’s predisposition to disease and health risks associated with their Jewish Community Ancestry. We are proud to be a part of this research and will be updating you more as technology advances.
Certain ethnicities have a higher prevalence and genetic risk for certain diseases over other and as such we have developed genetic risk assessment kits catering to the Jewish community.
Depending on your background, offers two specialized kits for you and your family: one for Ashkenazi ancestry and a second one for Sephardic and Mizrahi ancestry. Please ensure you are purchasing the proper kit before checking out.
Ashkenazi ancestry disease risk assessment
‘s kit is designed to assess 18 diseases predominant within Ashkenazi population. Approximately 1 in 4 individuals from the population is a carrier for one of the diseases, which means that the particular disease can be passed on to the next generation if the second parent is also a carrier. ‘s kit allows for screening of 17 such disorders which include Bloom Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Canavan Disease, Favism, Familial dysautonomia, Familial hypercholesterolemia, Familial hyperinsulinism, Fanconi anemia C, Gaucher Disease, Glycogen storage disease type 1a, Haemophilia C, Mucolipidosis IV, Niemann-Pick type A, Nonclassical 21-hydroxylase deficiency, Tay Sachs, Torsion dystonia and Usher syndrome.
‘s kit allows you to look at mutations on 17 different genes to assess your risk for these diseases.
Individuals from Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry also have higher incidence for breast and ovarian cancer. This can be added as an add-on the Ashkenazi ancestry disease risk assessment kit.