Saturday, August 5, 2023

The Influence of Genetics on Cystic Fibrosis


Cystic fibrosis is a recessive genetic disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene. There is a broad range of the age for the onset of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is considered a monogenic disorder. Monogenic means inherited conditions that arise from mutations on a single gene. The picture shown above there are likely major contributions from the non-CFTR gene as well as environmental influences. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common autosomal recessive disorders for Caucasians and the median age of survival is 39. 

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