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Help please! could cystic fibrosis be passed through offspring?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

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An estimated 1/20 people carry one mutation of the CF gene and if they have children with another carrier they have a chance every time to produce a CF affected baby.
That CF baby has diminished fertility but may have kids and only if they marry a carrier will their kids have risk, as high as 50%.

In brief: Confusing question

An estimated 1/20 people carry one mutation of the CF gene and if they have children with another carrier they have a chance every time to produce a CF affected baby.
That CF baby has diminished fertility but may have kids and only if they marry a carrier will their kids have risk, as high as 50%.
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