Mutations common in Ashkenazi Jewish populations

Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of Jewish communities that were established mainly in Eastern Europe along the Rhine River around the 12th century AD. The Ashkenazi Jewish people traditionally married within their community, and genetic mutations that naturally cropped up within the population have been studied extensively. [ref]
Why are Ashkenazi Jews at a higher risk for certain genetic diseases?
People who are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry are at a higher risk of certain genetic diseases. Thi...


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