Who Will Become a Cystic Fibrosis Carrier?

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Who will become a cystic fibrosis carrier?

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Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that leads to a mutation in a gene, and affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. It can damage respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems and cause a higher level of salt in sweat.

Parents with cystic fibrosis may pass the gene to their children. Children will have cystic fibrosis if they inherit one copy of the gene from each parent. However, children will not develop cystic fibrosis if they inherit only one copy of the gene. In this situation, the children will become the cystic fibrosis carriers and may pass the gene to their kids.

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