By William Knoblock & Brenden Arcieri
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that changes how your body makes mucus and sweat. It affects how well your lungs, some other body parts work, and your digestive system. It’s caused by a flawed gene.
- Burning pain in the abdomen and chest
- May cough up blood and mucas
- Shortness of breath and wheezing
- Causes diarrhea and bulky stool
Located on human chromosome 7, The gene is made up of 250,000 DNA nucleotides.