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Posts published in June 2019

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an heritable disease caused by an altered gene. It is the second most common life-shortening, childhood onset inherited disorder in the United States; behind sickle cell anemia. Approximately 30,000 people in the United States have Cystic fibrosis (CF). About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by the production of abnormally thick and sticky…