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Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs disease (TSD), or GM2 gangliosidosis, is a fatal genetic lipid storage disorder where harmful quantities of the fatty substance ganglioside GM2 build up in tissues and nerve cells in the brain. This is from insufficient activity of the enzyme beta-hexosaminidase ...

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