Abortion of a Tay-Sachs Fetus

Aryeh Gurvich The genetic syndrome Tay-Sachs, common among Ashkenazi Jews, renders ineffective an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of a certain fat in the brain and spinal chord. By the first few months of the child’s life, this fat accumulates to toxic...
Caring for Our Children

Caring for Our Children

Medical Ethics Society Conference Spotlights Medical and Jewish Perspectives on Pediatric Healthcare On October 25, more than 200 people gathered at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus for the Ninth Annual Fuld Family Medical Ethics Society (MES) Conference, presented by...