an autosomal recessive disorder affecting Ashkenazi Jews in central and eastern Europe. The person who has deficiency of enzyme hexosaminidase can develop this autosomal recessive disease. C>M2 is accumulated in all tissues.

TAY-SACHS DISEASE (TSD): "In Tay-Sachs disease brain and nerve cells are slowly destroyed."
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