What is cystic fibrosis? Find out what the symptoms are and how it is caused.
- Cystic fibrosis is a serious progressive, genetic disease that affects the whole body.
- Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation in a single gene, on chromosome number 7.
- The average lifespan for someone suffering from cystic fibrosis is 30 years as there is no cure.
- The cystic fibrosis allele is recessive and is only expressed if there are two copies present.
Many diseases are caused by a complex mix of lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors.
But some diseases are caused by a simple defect in just a single gene.
Cystic fibrosis is a serious, progressive disease that affects the whole body and shortens life expectancy.
It causes the lungs to become clogged ...
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