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Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide: Cystic Fibrosis in Japan


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Cystic fibrosis (CF) has historically been recognized as a genetic disease that primarily affects people of Caucasian background. As a half Japanese person with CF, my twin and I always wondered why my Japanese mother carried the CF gene. As kids I even remember a nurse who told me, “You can’t possibly have CF, you’re not white!”…

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