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  • Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder passed from parent to child. When both parents have a mutated CF gene, any offspring has about a 25% chance of inheriting it. Although all newborns are now tested for CF, symptoms may not appear until later in life. While recent medical advents...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

    Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes life-threatening damage to the lungs and digestive system. This disorder is caused by a defective gene that affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. Instead of the secreted fluids being thin and slippery as they should be, people...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Causes

    Cystic fibrosis is a very serious disorder that causes respiratory issues and digestive problems. Although cystic fibrosis (CF) was once a death sentence, new medical breakthroughs allow those with the disease to live much longer, fuller lives. Here’s a look at the genetics behind the cause of cystic fibrosis...