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‘Groundbreaking’ cystic fibrosis treatment could improve quality of life for thousands
Washington Post

For most patients with cystic fibrosis, survival is about managing the symptoms through a series of lung treatments, medications and hospitalizations. The genetic condition, which prompts the body to make excess amounts of thick mucus that leads to loss of lung function and chronic infections, is aggressive and kills most before their 40s.

There’s only one approved drug that targets the underlying cause of the disease but it has only been found useful for a miniscule fraction of patients with a certain genetic mutation.