Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, October 16th, 2005
Caused by "mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene," CF "is a common life-shortening disease," pathologists in California explained. "Although CF occurs with the highest incidence in Caucasians, it also occurs in other ethnicities with variable frequency."
"Recent national guidelines suggest that all couples contemplating pregnancy should be informed of molecular screening for CF carrier status for purposes of genetic counseling," noted I. Schrijver and colleagues at the Stanford University Medical Center. "By...
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