Tay-Sachs Disease Directory
Tay-Sachs is a deadly genetic disease that affects the brain and nerves. There is no treatment or cure for Tay-Sachs, but supportive efforts focus on making the patient comfortable and reducing effects of symptoms. Tests can tell if you or your partner carry the gene that can cause this condition. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Tay-Sachs is caused and much more.
What Is Tay-Sachs Disease?
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, fatal disorder in babies. Learn what causes this inherited disease and what steps parents can take if their child has it.
How Do I Know If My Baby Has Tay-Sachs Disease?
Weak muscles and stalled development can be early signs of Tay-Sachs disease. Learn what to do if you suspect your baby has Tay-Sachs and find out how your doctor diagnoses this condition.
Amniocentesis can give doctors essential information about the health of your fetus. Learn more from WebMD about the risks and benefits of this procedure.
What Is an Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel?
Jewish people from Central or Eastern Europe are at higher risk of some diseases. This blood test can show if you’ll pass one on to your children.