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NEW YORK – Cystic fibrosis patients from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic carry different genetic variants in the CFTR gene than most CF patients, a new sequencing-based study has found, which could impair their ability to benefit from screening or treatment with new targeted therapies.

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