The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases is a thought leader in the field of preconception Jewish genetic screening. Science-based and mission-driven, the Victor Center leverages advances in genetic technology to expand access to preconception genetic education and counseling.
Since testing for Tay-Sachs began in the 1970s, breakthroughs in the field of genetic research and technology have yielded dramatic increases in the number of autosomal recessive disorders found with greater than average frequency in the Ashkenazi Jewish population.
These diseases are severe and often fatal. The only cure is education and prevention. A simple blood test can provide the information required to make educated reproductive choices.
The Victor Center was created in partnership with Einstein Healthcare Network and Lois Victor who lost two daughters to a JGD. Mrs. Victor has made it her life’s work to help ensure that no other parent would have to endure this kind of heartache.