One in 25 carry CF gene

PUBLISHED: 12:18 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:36 15 June 2010

LIZ Brown, the co-ordinator of the Honiton branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, would like to thank all those who supported a stall in Lace Walk, on Saturday, November 1.

LIZ Brown, the co-ordinator of the Honiton branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, would like to thank all those who supported a stall in Lace Walk, on Saturday, November 1.Despite dreadful weather, scores of shoppers generously purchased items and gave donations."Thank you for supporting this work, which is so important at the moment with ground-breaking research being carried out," Liz told the Herald."It could mean that up to 90 per cent of deaths from CF can be avoided, and life will be easier for sufferers as new medication, if this research is successful, will be able to reduce lung congestion."Liz added: "One in 25 people carry the CF gene, which is a lot. CF is the most common life-threatening inherited disease.


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