Smackdown Helps Forge CFF-Funded Splice Mutation Research Collaboration

Wow. Today, we are thrilled to announce that an international research collaboration, one which the Smackdown helped forge, has now launched and just received two years of funding from the CF Foundation.

Details are confidential, but the project involves addressing a category of genetic mutations which, if successful, could help thousands of patients with CF, and potentially other diseases. It may take 10 years for this to bear fruit, but what was merely a “very, very long shot” in the beginning is now “game on”.

This is a great example of how ordinary folks can make a huge difference for CF. Though this example took a whole lot of hustle, this was just a family from Chattanooga deciding it was going to help change things for the better, and then setting out to do so.


Consider contributing to the CF Smackdown and join an underdog team who’s starting to rack up some victories.