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Newton Abbot family's desperate plea to help terminally ill child get vital car funding

Torquay Herald Express - Nov 30, 2016
A NEWTON Abbot family are desperately trying to help their terminally ill child get assistance to improve his quality of life. Stanley Murphy, who turns two on December 15, suffers from Tay-Sachs disease - a rare and life- limiting genetic disorder ...

Terminally ill boy 'may die before vital car funding'

BBC News - Nov 29, 2016
A terminally ill boy may die before he qualifies for funding to help improve his quality of life, his parents have said. Stanley Murphy, who is nearly two, has Tay-Sachs disease which means he is unable to move and has seizures. His parents said they ...

“Spit Happens”: National Gaucher Foundation and JScreen Offer Free Testing Through Year's End

Rare Disease Report - Nov 23, 2016
After Dr. Ekstein and his wife had their third child with Tay-Sachs disease, he started knocking on doors in his Brooklyn community to urge people out of their complacency and to take action to prevent further cases – the Ekstein's children weren't the ...

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The Still Point of the Turning World

by: Emily Rapp
“A brilliant study of the wages of mortal love.” —The New York Times Book Review

What does it mean to be a success? To be a good parent? To live a meaningful life? Emily Rapp thought she knew the answers when she was pregnant with her first child. But everything changed when nine-month-old Ronan was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder.  He was not expected to live beyond the age of three. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting and to learn to parent without a future.
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Tay-Sachs Disease

by: Jeri Freedman
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, hereditary disease which affects young children, primarily Ashkenazi Jews, French Canadians and other isolated or self-selecting populations. It is caused by the lack of an enzyme that leads to a buildup of fats in nerve and brain cells, resulting in loss of mental and physical abilities.
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Tay-Sachs Disease - A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers

by: Philip M. Parker
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing. Since only the smallest fraction of information dealing with Tay-Sachs disease is indexed in search engines, such as www.
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Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

by: Shelley Z. Reuter

In today’s world, responsible biocitizenship has become a new way of belonging in society. Individuals are expected to make “responsible” medical choices, including the decision to be screened for genetic disease. Paradoxically, we have even come to see ourselves as having the right to be responsible vis-à-vis the proactive mitigation of genetic risk. At the same time, the concept of genetic disease has become a new and powerful way of defining the boundaries between human groups.
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Nathan's Story; Tay-Sachs Disease in the Irish Population

Nathan Harney had Tay-Sachs Disease, a fatal neurodegenerative disease that can be passed on to children when both parents are carriers of an altered gene.

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Understanding Tay- Sachs Disease

Written, recorded and edited by UMass Amherst students; Samuel Ustayev, Kirk MacKinnon and Tim Daly.

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This is a brief description of the clinical, biological and genetic aspects of Tay-Sachs Disease. This brief video was developed by the Division of Genetics and ...

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