The Cystic Fibrosis Gene

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs.  This disease is the most common lethal genetic disorder in Caucasians, affecting one out of 2,500.  On the bioethical front, CF was the first human genetic disease to be cloned by geneticists.  The intent of … Read more