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* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.
Center for Jewish Genetics *
The Center offers a carrier screening education program completely online and on-demand, allowing individuals and couples to receive all of their necessary screening in an accessible and supportive process. After speaking one-on-one to a Center staff member, individuals provide a saliva sample in the comfort of their own home and are given their results from a genetic counselor personally. The Center also offers educational programs and information on hereditary cancers, the importance of family health history, and various other Jewish genetic topics, and is available to answer questions, concerns, and to provide any necessary referrals. The mission of the Center for Jewish Genetics is to create a healthier, more informed community by educating healthcare professionals, clergy, and particularly individuals of Jewish descent, about genetic disorders, hereditary cancers and the importance of genetic screening and counseling. A cooperative effort of the Jewish United Fund and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and is supported in part by the Michael Reese Health Trust.