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A 29-year-old member asked:

How does gene therapy help a cystic fibrosis patient?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
So far not at all: Trying to replace the faulty gene has been a failure so far. The new science of epigenetics tells us that our genes (even "bad" ones) are changed by diet and life style. I havegiven children with CF vitamin supplements. They help greatly but there is no cure. Find a physician who uses nutrient treatment.

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How does gene therapy help cystic fibrosis?

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Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Not available yet: Gene therapy is not available for cystic fibrosis (CF) yet (2012). Having said that, the underlying concept is that since CF is a genetic disease (meaning there is a defect in a gene), by repairing that defect through gene therapy, one can, hopefully, cure the disease.
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Has there been cases of cystic fibrosis cures through gene therapy?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Cystic fibrosis is not curable, although research is ongoing.

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