Neda Afsarmanesh

Persian Jewish Testing To Expand in N.Y., Though Reluctance Remains a Concern in L.A.

The husband and wife who met with Catherine Quindipan did not expect the news. A community screening program among Persian Jews had revealed that they both were genetic carriers of a condition called hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM), a muscle-wasting disease that starts in early adulthood.