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.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 3:24 pm ad1c9bdddf
Cystic Fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disorder. This means that you must inherit 2 copies of the "bad" gene to have the disorder.
This solution discusses family pedigree and cystic fibrosis.