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TENSEGRITY 1: JEREMY SPOKE AT CLASS TODAY

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READERS SUMMARY: 1. In life can you overcome a hand of cards dealt to you that says you have a fatal genetic disease?     For those of you who listened to the March webinar you were able to meet Jeremy Thomley.  He is one of my new friends.  We have known each other for about 9 months.  He is an amazing person who you can find out a lot more about here:  Hyperlink to his website and blog.  Make sure you read his blog too.  His sculpting has to be seen to be believed.  He has another problem you might find hard to believe.  He has cystic fibrosis.  Cystic fibrosis (CF),  is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects most critically the lungs, and also the pancreas, liver, and intestine. It is characterized by abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across an epithelium, leading to thick, viscous secretions. CF is caused by a frameshift mutation in the gene  for the protein cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR).  The gene was identified in 1989 and is found at 7q31.2, the long arm (q) of chromosome 7 at position 31.2. An individual must inherit two defective cystic fibrosis genes, one from each parent, to have the disease. Each time two carriers of the disease conceive, there is a 25 percent chance of passing cystic fibrosis […]

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