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How cystic fibrosis promotes lung infections

From the NIH At a Glance Scientists discovered how cystic fibrosis raises the risk for lung infections. The findings also identify a novel potential therapeutic target. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that results in a buildup of thick and sticky mucus in the lungs, airways, and other organs. Excess …

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Trial results of Ivacaftor in children ages 2-5

Results are out from a two part study involving children ages 2-5 with at least one gating mutation trying Ivacaftor. From the Lancet Respiratory Journal, 20 January 2016 Ivacaftor has been shown to be a safe, effective treatment for cystic fibrosis in patients aged 6 years or older with a …

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Genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9

This video explains how research in genome editing may help treat genetic diseases like CF in the future.

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Cystic Fibrosis testing: Genetic testing and sweat test

Written by LightNLife and Ambry Genetics updated by Melissa75   How many different CF mutations are there? More than 2000 and new ones being added all the time. http://www.genet.sickkids.on.ca/cftr/StatisticsPage.html What is meant by a “panel” test? A panel tests for a predefined number of mutations. It’s possible that a panel …

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Cystic Fibrosis genetics: Know Your CF Mutations

Source: CFF.org For the first time, drugs are available that treat the underlying cause of the disease in people with certain cystic fibrosis mutations. As new therapies targeting specific mutations of Cystic Fibrosis genetics are developed and become available, it will be increasingly important to know your mutations so you …

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