Who are we?
GeneTestNow.com is a nonprofit initiative of the Doris Factor Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. Using print and digital media, we encourage couples with Jewish heritage, as well as all couples planning on having children, to undergo genetic screening. We do not perform testing or research; our job is to educate the community and make people aware of their responsibility to get tested.
To raise awareness about Jewish genetic diseases, to educate the Jewish Community about the importance of genetic screening, and to facilitate connections with healthcare providers throughout the community. Because this issue affects all segments of the Jewish community, we reach out to every part of it, and in so doing, we aim to unite the community. We also encourage those without a Jewish background to become educated about genetic diseases that are common in the general population. Through our outreach, our focus is especially on people considering starting or growing a family, as well as educating high school and college students. We do not charge any fee for our educational outreach.
Information on this website is intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not represent advice regarding medical diagnosis and treatment, referrals, endorsements or recommendations. Any medical information should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultation with your doctor or other qualified health care professionals. GeneTestNow is not liable for any insurance issues that may result from genetic testing, issues with genetic testing and/or results from genetic testing.