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Cystic Fibrosis trial encouraging
03 Jul 2015 16:04
An early-stage trial of a new gene therapy for people with Cystic Fibrosis has delivered what scientists claim are encouraging results.
The gene-altering medicine was shown to moderately improve or stabilise the lung function of patients and lead to health gains.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system of 1,200 children and adults in Ireland.
It is caused by a defective gene, which leads the body to produce thick mucus that clogs the lungs, leading to life-threatening infections.

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