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If two people with cystic fibrosis were to have children then the kids would also have it. Also, cystic fibrosis is a pretty nasty disease. It's where the mucus that protect organs etc becomes thick and sticky and the person with it often ends up with serious lung diseases or intestinal infections which can be dangerous, painful and expensive. But it's the parents who are the ones choosing whether they want this for there children.

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