The Limitations, Assumptions and Consequences to a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis
The defective gene that causes cystic fibrosis was discovered in 1989. Researchers are experimenting with correcting the defective gene. In 1993 a drug to thin mucus called Pulmozyme (dornase alfa) was introduced, and in 1997 an inhaled antibiotic (tobramycin) was approved. So basically, there is no cure for CF at the moment, researchers have only been able to reduce the harmfulness of the symptoms and increase the life expectancy of a person with CF.
The future prospect to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis looks bright. …
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