Jewish Community Genetic Kit for individuals who are suspected of having Sephardic and Mizrahi ancestries.
This page is specifically for the Sephardic & Mizrahi Kit that looks at Sephardic and Mizrahi ancestries. If you don’t think you know your ancestry, please use the Dual Ancestry Test that looks into ( Ashkenazi or Sephardic & Mizrahi ) and 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.
Sephardic and Mizrahi ancestry risk assessment
Individuals from Sephardic and Mizrahi ancestry have a higher risk for certain diseases compared to those from Ashkenazi ancestry and as such ‘s kit is designed to assess 15 diseases predominant specifically within the Sephardic and Mizrahi communities. These include Ataxi telanglectasia, Beta-thalassemia, 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency, Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Cystinuria, Factor VII deficiency, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, Glycogen Storage Disease III, Inclusion body myopathy, Limb girdle muscular dystrophy, Metachromatic leukodystrophy, Oculocutaneous albinism, Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, Phenylketonuria and Tay Sachs.
A high proportion of individuals from the community are carriers for these diseases, which means that the particular disease can be passed on to the next generation if the second parent is also a carrier.
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) also has a high prevalence amongst non-Ashkenazi Jewish populations. This can be added as an add-on to the Sephardic and Mizrahi ancestry disease risk assessment kit.