1: History | Began in Britain of 1881 and was discovered by a scientist named Warren Tay.
2: Causes | Mutation of the HEXA gene located on chromosome 15. Tay-Sachs is a autosomal recessive gene.
4: Affected | Baby's are mostly affected from birth to age four. This disease is especially common among people of Eastern Europe and Russian origins. About one out of 3,600 babies are born with Tay-Sachs. There is no specific gender that Tay-Sachs is more common with
6: Symptoms | Starts at age of six months. The baby stops interacting with people. It may develop a starring gaze. When it turns one it has weak muscles. The baby may become completely blind and usually will have a large head. Seizures become more regular at age two and dies by age four.
8: Treatments | There are no known treatments for Tay-Sachs, but scientists are still looking
10: Prognosis | Tay-Sachs is a very deadly disease that leads to death, and there is no treatment yet