• Community Screening for Jewish Genetic Disorders
  • Improving the awareness, prevention and management of Jewish genetic disorders
  • 1 in 5 people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin are carriers of a Jewish genetic disorder
  • Facilitating access to the best information, services and support available

Welcome

Jewish Genetic Disorders UK (JGD UK) is a registered charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and management of Jewish genetic disorders in the UK.

We focus on a group of genetic conditions that, though not exclusively Jewish, are of particular relevance to people of Jewish ancestry.

Our core activities include awareness-raising, signposting to the best available information, services and support and improving access to responsible testing.

We would like to thank Jeans for Genes, The Dr Benjamin Angel Foundation and the The Andor Charitable Trust for their support for our work and the development of this website.