Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, chronic disease that interferes with respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. The specific gene, cftr, effects the cells that line the organs of these three systems. This causes the production of thick, sticky mucus. It builds up and clogs the small airways and passageways which carry harmful bacteria out of the body. Seeing how those bacterias can get trapped, they cause serious infections that develop and weaken the organs and place constant stress on the immune system.
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