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Join The Explorers Club on Monday, October 2nd to learn about groundbreaking research being done by Dr. Ohad Birk with in the Negev, Israel, where he has uncovered 30 unique genetic diseases among Bedouin communities.

 

Different segments of society face unique medical concerns. Genetic diseases are one of the most striking examples of this. Ashkenazi Jews and the Bedouin community, for example, suffer disproportionately from very specific hereditary diseases. The Genetics Institute at Soroka is tackling these often life-threatening challenges head-on. Using best practice techniques in carrier testing, clinical and prenatal diagnosis, and genetic counseling, Dr. Birk is making the Negev a healthier place to live for people from every walk of life. He will also touch upon the work he has been doing with Sephardic Genetics, the genetics of the Jews with origins mainly in Arab lands.

 


Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live — Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm ET.

RESERVATIONS

This will be an in-person lecture at Explorers Club Headquarters.

In-person tickets are $15 for Members, and $30 for the General Public.

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, with a beer and wine reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Speakers

Dr. Ohad Birk

Dr. Ohad Birk is Head of the Genetics Institute, Soroka Medical Center, with the Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, and Head of Israel’s National Research Center for Rare/Orphan Diseases. His other “office” is in the field, going inside Israeli Bedouin communities and other Israeli communities doing his primary research. With him are a team of Soroka doctors some of whom come from the Israeli Bedouin community.

October 2,2023
October 2, 2023
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Dr. Ohad Birk
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