Essays Tagged: "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation"

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive, and frequently fatal genetic disease of the body's m ... a lifespan of about 30 years.CF is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene. Heterozygous carriers are asymptomatic. T ... d inherited one defective copy of the CFTR gene from each parent.According to data collected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, about 30,000 Americans, 3000 Canadians, and 20,000 Europeans have CF. Al ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic FibrosisCystic Fibrosis is the second most common inherited disorder occurring in kids in the ... severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. More than 10 million Americans carry the defective Cystic Fibrosis gene without knowing (Gibbons). One in every twenty people is a carrier. The ethnic ... . One in every twenty people is a carrier. The ethnic group that has the highest risk of inheriting Cystic Fibrosis is Caucasians, whereas Asian Americans have the lowest risk of developing the disord ...

(7 pages) 3 0 0.0 Dec/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases