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Posted by Pamela
on October 20, 2000 at 00:41:20:
In Reply to: Cystic Fibrosis, dominant or recessive? posted by Brooke on October 19, 2000 at 19:06:02:
: Is Cystic Fibrosis a disease inherited as a dominant or recessive trait?
Cystic Fibrosis is a recessive gene. It can be dominated over. So if you were to be a carrier of the gene, and were to partner w/ someone that did not have the gene, you'd be perfectly fine to have children and never run a fear of the child having cystic fibrosis. Although there would be a 1 and 4 chance of your child being a carrier of the gene. But being a carrier of the gene has no effect on your health, it just becomes a factor when the carrier decides to have a child. I hope this is what you wanted to know.
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