Cystic Fibrosis. By: Nneoma Ajiwe and Angie Olutimehin. How you get it (genetics wise). Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective genes which causes an over-production of mucus. It is a recessive trait, and 1 out of 29 Americans are carriers. Where it is: Chromosome. gene symbol; CFTR
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By: NneomaAjiwe and Angie Olutimehin
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective genes which causes an over-production of mucus.
It is a recessive trait, and 1 out of 29 Americans are carriers.
gene symbol; CFTR
locus; region q31.2 on the long arm of chromosome 7.
Plagued by constant infections of the nose, and lungs, people with cystic fibrosis have a weakened immune system, along with numerous complications of many other organs and organ systems.
The disease its self is incurable, once you have it, you have it for life. The effects can be lessened through treatment for respiratory and nutritional complications :
Albert Einstein, Andrew Simmons, Fraser Brown (son of Gordon Brown, UK’s Prime minister)
Celine Dion’s niece Karine died from it at 16
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