Biological Basis And Symptoms Of Cystic Fibrosis

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Many humans around the world are carriers of a genetic component that can cause their dependents to be born with a genetic disease that can affect their lives forever. Some of these conditions are currently under investigation by facilities which specialise in genetics testing. Cystic Fibrosis is one of many genetic disorders that can affect devilry the patient and their everyday life. Cystic Fibrosis are known to be a recessive disorder, meaning that both parents must a carrier of the gene in order to pass on the defective gene to any of their children in order to get the disease. If the faulty gene is inherited by one of the children, he or she will also be a carrier of the gene. Being a carrier of the disease will not affect the carrier, but the gene can be passed down to their children. This essay will address the biological basis and symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis, the treatments and/or management of this disease, and the issues, controversies regarding genetic screening. (University of Utah | Health Sciences, 2015)
1. The biological basis and symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.
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Cystic fibrosis can also cause intestinal malabsorption, which can lead to severe malnutrition to the individual and growth failure. Cystic fibrosis can lead to death if untreated from and early childhood. (Campbell., 2012) This genetic disease is caused by mutation in a pair of genes which are located on chromosome 7 called CFTR, which stands for “Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator”. Unlike the sex cells, every cell in the human body has 46 chromosomes, because 23 pairs of chromosomes are inherited from the mother as well as the

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