This essay is about the origin of the hereditary disease Cystic Fibrosis. it includes ways in which it can be treated and how a person obtains it. It was assigned after watching the movie Alex:The Life of a Child, about a girl who was born with Cystic Fibrosis, and was only expected to live a few days, but lived until she was six. The rerason this was assigned was to discover the scientific advances
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to grow cells from the nasal passages of CF patients. By introducing the normal gene into these cells, researchers corrected the cells chloride transport abnormality. In 1993, researchers modified a common cold virus to act as a delivery vehicle-carrying the genes to the CF cells in the respiratory airways of patients. Several studies, supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, are underway to test new gene delivery methods. Hopefully, a cure for CF is not far away.