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What’s the history behind Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a disease with an unusual history. In the past, the condition was often diagnosed by mothers who noticed their baby’s skin tasted salty when kissed, a symptom scientists used to develop the first diagnostic test in the later 20th century.

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The first modern description of CF was made by Dr Dorothy Andersen, a pathologist in New York, in the 1930s, and the gene responsible for this inherited disease was identified some 50 years later in 1985.

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