Cystic fibrosis

The CFTR gene encodes a protein that transports sodium and chloride (salt) ions in the body. Mutations to this gene can cause cystic fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disorder in the United States. A defective CFTR gene cannot transport the ions, resulting in the production of thick mucus that builds up and clogs the lungs and pancreas.

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