By: Ivy Young
Who has it?
Mainly Caucasian people inherit the disorder and is it equally common among women and men. 75% of people are diagnosed by 2, and have a life span of about 37.
- 1 in 2500- 3500 Caucasian
- 1 in 17000 African Americans
- 1 in 90000 Asians
Living with Cystic Fibrosis - Lauren's Story
1998 - CF gene was discovered
1993 - The first gene therapy was given
Now, researchers of different disciplines collaborate. These researchers use new knowledge of the CF gene to design new therapies.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation