The GENEius Programme is a pioneering education and screening initiative delivered by Jnetics. It is designed to eliminate severe recessive Jewish genetic disorders (JGDs) from the UK Jewish community and aims to do so by targeting young Jewish adults in 3 main groups; sixth form students, university students, and couples going through the synagogue pre-marriage process.
The educational element of the programme informs young Jewish adults about the significance of JGDs and the value of carrier screening.The screening element of the programme provides young Jewish adults with access to responsible and affordable screening, allowing them to identify whether or not they are carriers of one or more recessive JGD.
Armed with the knowledge of their carrier status, young adults can then make informed choices to help avoid the risk of passing on one of the severe recessive JGDs to their future children.
Take control of your future by learning about your Jewish genetic makeup.
It just takes 3 simple steps
Register for a screening
using the link below
Go to the screening and
give a small saliva sample... It’s easy!
Receive your results- and now you're a GENEius. Spread the word to your friends and family too!
Click here to register for your school's GENEius screening event.
Only do this if;
* You are 16 years or above
* You have at least one Ashkenazi Jewish grandparent
* You have discussed screening with your parents.
If your school is not hosting a GENEius screening event please register your interest for a future screening event in the righthand section.
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Register your interest here for a future GENEius screening event.
This is may be relevant if you have attended a GENEius educational session but your school is not hosting a screening event.
We will be back in touch with details of forthcoming events once they are scheduled.