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Does a child have to inherit the same mutation from both parents in order to have cystic fibrosis?
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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics
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In brief: NO
Over 2, 000 mutations in the cftr gene are known which may cause cystic fibrosis.
A child must inherit one mutation from each parent to have cystic fibrosis.

In brief: NO
Over 2, 000 mutations in the cftr gene are known which may cause cystic fibrosis.
A child must inherit one mutation from each parent to have cystic fibrosis.
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