Video Explains How Gene Editing Could Be Used for CF

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is funding research into gene editing techniques to see if they can be used to fix the mutations that cause cystic fibrosis. One of the most popular techniques is CRISPR-Cas9. To see how this might work for CF, watch this video. 

Dec. 21, 2016 | 2 min read
Susan Schept

At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we are focused on using the latest technology to develop new treatments for everyone with cystic fibrosis and, one day, a cure.

One of the cutting-edge areas of research we are investing in is gene editing. Gene editing will allow us to repair the CF gene by cutting out the mutation and replacing it with a normal sequence of DNA. Much still needs to be learned, but we are very excited about the possibilities that this new technology offers.

To explain how gene editing works, we have created a video on CRISPR-Cas9, the latest breakthrough technique in gene editing that is revolutionizing the world of science. 

Next year, the CF Foundation will include more information than ever about research on If there are science or research subjects that you want learn more about, please email me at

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A former journalist, Susan enjoys interviewing researchers and learning about their efforts to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. She writes about the direction of current research and the significance of scientific advances to the CF community. Susan grew up in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and lives on the Virginia side of the Potomac River with her husband.

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