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puzzled54 | 13:52 Fri 19th Jun 2015 | TV
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I thought that both parents had to be carriers for a child to have cystic fibrosis. Anyone medical about?

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yup, of course one or both parents may not have known they were carriers
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/cystic-fibrosis/Pages/Causes.aspx
Same with many genetic conditions. The parents don't find out they are carriers until after they have children.
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But (and if you don't watch eastenders, you may be lost here!), Jimbo and Dean had different fathers.
In woof's link it says that 1 in 25 carry the gene so it's completely unbelievable.
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And Shabnam also would have to be a carrier. Just think they should be realistic if they are going with a storyline to raise awareness of the condition.
Whenever are soaps realistic?
I suppose they rely on you not thinking too deeply about it.

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