About Us

About Us2024-04-17T13:01:26+00:00

Promoting Jewish genetic health since 1999.

The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics provides educational resources related to hereditary cancers and genetic disorders more common among persons of Jewish descent. We work closely with community members, clergy, healthcare professionals, and support organizations to raise awareness of these issues and available support options, including our own low-to-no cost genetic counseling and carrier screening program.

Originally founded as The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders in 1999, the Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics today offers resources to communities across North America and the world, while continuing its service focus in the Chicago Jewish community.

The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics is a supporting foundation of Jewish United Fund and is supported in part by the Michael Reese Health Trust.

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Planning for a Family?

Our affordable, accessible carrier screening program allows most participants to get screened from home.

Concerned About Cancer Risk?

We offer guidance on hereditary cancer risk assessments and information about where to get counseling and screening.

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