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    Family Pedigree and Cystic Fibrosis

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    Your sister has cystic fibrosis and you are contemplating having children of your own. Your mate recalls having a cousin with the disease. What is the risk that one or more of your children will have cystic fibrosis? If you can draw a pedigree of your family, assuming you have only one sister and your mate has only one sister.

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    Cystic Fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disorder. This means that you must inherit 2 copies of the "bad" gene to have the disorder.
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    This solution discusses family pedigree and cystic fibrosis.