Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Program for Jewish Genetic Health
The overarching mission of the Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) of Yeshiva University and Einstein is to provide a centralized resource for the Jewish community and its future generations, addressing Jewish genetic health concerns from before birth to old age. This is accomplished through education/awareness, genetic testing, and population research. Many of the directors of the PJGH are faculty at Einstein and at Montefiore Medical Center.
Please see http://einstein.yu.edu/centers/jewish-genetic-health/ for additional information and resources, including our online education series called MyJewishGeneticHealth.com (www.MyJewishGeneticHealth.com).
Schneider, A., Schreiber-Agus, N., Gross, S., et al. (2009). Population based Tay-Sachs Screening among Ashkenazi Jewish Young Adults in the 21st Century: Hexosaminidase A Enzyme Assay is Essential for Accurate Testing Am J Med Genet. Part A.149A:2444-2447.
Gross, SJ, Bajaj, K, Garry, D, Klugman, S, Karpel, BM, Roe, AM, Wagner, B, Zhan, J, Apfelroth, S, and Schreiber-Agus N. (2011). Rapid and novel prenatal molecular assay for detecting aneuploidies and microdeletion syndromes. Pren Diag. 31(3):259-66.
Nakagawa, S., Zhan, J., Sun, W., Ferreira, J.C., Keiles, S., Hambuch, T., Kammesheidt, A., Mark, B., Schneider, A., Gross, S., and Schreiber-Agus, N. (2012). Platelet Hexosaminidase A enzyme assay effectively detects carriers missed by targeted DNA mutation analysis. JIMD Reports. 6:1-6.
Gan-Or Z, Ozelius LJ, Bar-Shira A, Saunders-Pullman R, Mirelman A, Kornreich R, Gana-Weisz M, Raymond D, Rozenkrantz L, Deik A, Gurevich T, Gross SJ, Schreiber-Agus N, Giladi N, Bressman SB, Orr-Urtreger A. (2013) The p.L302P mutation in the lysosomal enzyme gene SMPD1 is a risk factor for Parkinson disease. Neurology. 80(17):1606-10.
Schreiber-Agus, N. (2013). "The science of genetic testing.” Invited chapter for Genetics and Genetic Diseases: Jewish Legal and Ethical Perspectives, Ed. Deena Cohen Zimmerman, Ktav Publishing House.
Klugman S, Schreiber-Agus N, Nazareth S, Evans EA. (2013) Detection of carriers in the Ashkenazi Jewish population: an objective comparison of high-throughput genotyping versus gene-by-gene testing. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 17(10):763-7.
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