By:Magdeline Diaz

Causes of Disorder

The cause is a mutation in the HEXA gene.


tay-sachs disease is a rare inherited disorder in a recessive allele that destroys nerve cells. the symptoms of this disorder are muscle loss, speech problems, and mental illness. It is passed on from parent to offspring.

Long Term Effects

Tay-sachs usually begins in infancy(by 6 months old!).


There is no known treatment for Tay-sachs only ways to make the person feel more comfortable.