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Jean M
07-04-2015, 07:40 PM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27832-gene-therapy-works-in-cystic-fibrosis-for-the-first-time.html


Twenty six years after the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis was identified, researchers have shown that people with the lung-damaging condition can benefit from gene therapy. The improvement on lung function is small just 3.7 per cent compared with a placebo group but it validates the decades that researchers have spent trying to find a way to put healthy copies of the faulty gene into the lung cells of people with cystic fibrosis.