Cystic Fibrosis: An Incomplete Success Story

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 04:00 AM EST

... Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the commonest life-threatening genetic disease affecting people of northern European descent. In the UK, it affects approximately one newborn in 2,400. Babies born with the disease, if untreated, cannot digest their food normally, fail to thrive, and are subject to severe, repeated and chronic lung infections which are the usual cause of death. [click link for full article] ...