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Cystic Fibrosis Gene Undetected In Screening Of Infertile Men

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June 14, 1999
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University Of Toronto
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A University of Toronto study shows a significant number of infertile men have mutations in the cystic fibrosis gene and many of these genetic defects go undetected in routine screening for cystic fibrosis, increasing the likelihood of inadvertently passing on the genes to future generations.

More effective screening methods for cystic fibrosis are needed to prevent inadvertently passing on defective genes to future generations, according to a study in the June 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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