A living material resembling sputum from CF patients can grow biofilms, enabling scientists to assess the effectiveness of antimicrobials.
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Researchers found surprising function of pulmonary ionocytes which may affect how cystic fibrosis drugs work.
Ensuring that drug candidates can reach the clinic is no easy task, so having models that can closely represent human pathology is crucial. Here, Dr Beth Hoffman, CEO of Origami Therapeutics, describes the successes and challenges of using human disease cell models in drug discovery.
A team of scientists used a CRISPR-Cas9 technique known as prime editing to correct cystic fibrosis in cultured human stem cells.