It occurs much more often in people of Eastern European and Russian Jewish (Ashkenazi) ancestry, affecting one out of every 450 live births in this population.
Tay-Sachs disease-An inherited disease caused by a missing enzyme that is prevalent among the Ashkenazi Jewish population of the United States.
The Yiddish language was developed by the Ashkenazi Jewish culture around the 10th century, with it being their primary language.
Tay-Sachs disease is particularly common among Jewish people of Eastern European and Russian (Ashkenazi) origin.
Tay-Sachs disease: a genetic disorder found predominantly in Ashkenazi Jewish families results in early death.
The highest risk seems to be in people of Eastern European and Russian Jewish (Ashkenazi) descent.
About one out of every 2,500 to 3,600 babies born to Ashkenazi Jewish couples have the disease.
Approximately one in 30 Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier of the gene that causes the disease.
From his German descent he was surnamed Ashkenazi (the German), and we find that epithet applied to him in a recently discovered document of date 1559.
Sebi 'Ashkenazi >>