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 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.
Amniocentesis can give doctors essential information about the health of your fetus. Learn more from WebMD about the risks and benefits of this procedure.
Your Genetic Testing Options in Pregnancy
Genetic tests can tell you more about your baby’s health. Learn which options might work for you during or before pregnancy.
Your doctor may suggest genetic testing if family history puts your baby at a higher risk of inherited diseases.