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Thirtieth Anniversary of Cystic Fibrosis Gene Discovery

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In 1989, the gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), was discovered by a collaborative research effort involving my own lab at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery, which has yielded life-sustaining targeted therapies for many kids born with this rare disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation asked me recently to talk about “the long, tough road” traveled to find the gene hunt and the ongoing research commitment to help people with CF. Courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


  • David J. Law, PhD, MS says:

    Gratefully recall my UM colleagues who conducted this research; also grateful to be a small part of another collaborative effort to clone BRCA1. Go Blue. Go NIH. Go Science.

  • Earl Freeamn says:

    Great way to celebrate anniversary! And he sings great also!

  • balkonraul says:

    Great thanks for the information and for sharing with us. Hope you continue to work and share.

  • Lacak Resi says:

    Big thank you for this information, hoping that there is a cure for rare diseases. Regards

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