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Genetics Factsheet

Cystic Fibrosis is a recessive inherited condition caused by a dysfunctional gene mutation in the cftr gene on chromosome 7. This mutation leads to faulty proteins that cause the body to produce a thick sticky mucus that blocks the bronchial tubes in the lungs and prevents the body's natural enzymes from digesting food.

This factsheet explains how a gene mutation can lead to faulty proteins being created.

School and Cystic Fibrosis

This booklet has been produced to assist teachers and staff in primary and secondary schools to understand Cystic Fibrosis and how it affects children with this condition.