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First Structural Map of Cystic Fibrosis Protein

First structural map of cystic fibrosis protein sheds light on how mutations cause disease

Scientists from Rockefeller University have created the first three-dimensional map of the protein responsible for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease for which there is no cure. This achievement offers the kinds of insights essential to better understanding and treating this often-fatal disease, which clogs the lungs with sticky mucus, leading to breathing problems or respiratory infections.

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