Unformatted text preview: -All newborns are screened for PKU Cystic Fibrosis-Life shortening hereditary disease that affects exocrine glands-The gene assoc. with CF encodes a membrane transport protein called CFTR-The result is dry, thick mucus that accumulates on epithelial linings-Symptoms are salty tasting skin, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath-No cure yet but there are treatments and antibiotics.-Most people don’t live more than 30 years...
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- Spring '08
- Genetics, Genetic disorder, autosomal recessive disorder, Phenylketonuria