Leading the Fight to treat and cure
Tay-Sachs, Canavan, Sandhoff, GM1 and related diseases


Jacob Sheep Project

NTSAD hopes to further the research to find a treatment and cure for Tay-Sachs diseases with our Jacob Sheep Project.

Tay-Sachs disease is present in the population of a rare breed of sheep called Jacob Sheep.  The genetic makeup of these sheep is very similar to humans in the way that matters most for solving the mystery of Tay-Sachs disease.  Funds must be raised to help care for the Jacob Sheep.  It costs $125 to just feed the flock for one month. These sheep are part of the Tay-Sachs Gene Therapy (TSGT) Consortium research project. The sheep have been transported to Auburn University where the research is being carried out.

To read more about the story of the Jacob Sheep, Click Here

You can help care for these sheep or even adopt a sheep by mailing a donation form or donate online below.

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