Screening sees demise of Tay-Sachs

Tay-Sachs disease has been all but eliminated among Australian Jews, thanks to a high school genetic screening program, research shows.

Just two affected infants have been born to Jewish families since screening began in 1995, neither of whose parents had partaken in screening, according to a study published Monday in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Tay-Sachs disease is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder characterised