The Patient Registry is an invaluable tool for researchers conducting observational studies about people with CF in the U.S. About 50,000 individuals have been followed in the Registry since its inception in 1986; many of them have been included for over 20 years.
People with cystic fibrosis continue to live longer and healthier lives, and the Patient Registry data support this general trend. To understand what this means for our community, however, it is important to understand how these numbers are calculated and what they represent.
mRNA therapy is one way to deliver the correct genetic instructions to cells, which would allow them to make functional CFTR protein regardless of an individual’s CF mutations.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in both copies of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Scientists are examining whether it is possible to correct the mutations through a process called gene editing.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in the gene responsible for producing the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. For this reason, scientists are exploring ways to provide a correct copy of the gene to treat CF.