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dc.creatorWinikates, Kristinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:01:57Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:01:57Z
dc.date.created2012-01-01en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:125916en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1965
dc.description.abstractCystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal, inherited disease found in humans and characterized by buildup of thick, sticky mucus, particularly in the respiratory and digestive tracts. The abnormally thick mucus prevents the pancreas from functioning normally; it often leads to digestive problems and chronic lung infections. Cystic fibrosis is most prevalent in Caucasian individuals, and approximately 1 in every 29 individuals in the US is a carrier for the mutated CF gene. There are an estimated 30,000 reported cystic fibrosis cases in the US, and 70,000 reported cases worldwide, although the international number is undoubtedly low due to underreporting or early deaths.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshCystic fibrosisen_US
dc.subject.meshCystic Fibrosisen_US
dc.titleCystic Fibrosisen_US
dc.title.alternativeCFen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoDisordersen_US
dc.subject.tagGeneticsen_US
dc.subject.tagDiseasesen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2012-01-01


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