Genetic disease takes toll on Lancaster County’s Amish

 

Currently, more than 50,000 Lancaster County Amish can trace their lineage to just 80 ancestors, less than a tenth of what that number would be outside of the religious community in the 250 years, or 10 generations, since its founding.

Source: Genetic disease is ravaging Lancaster County’s Amish, and helping to change medicine for all of us | PennLive.com 

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