I actually have several questions. My best friend has Cistic Fibrosos (sp?). While it is a minor case (as he says), he has to take pills every time he eats as well as other pills for various other things (coughing, etc.). The thing is (from what I hear) he has a pretty normal life expectancy. Is that so? He is 19 now. I was just curious, first, what the life expectancy now is for people living with CF.
Next, I was curious if there are other genetic diseases that have a relatively low life expectancy, but the people that live with them live in relative comfort (as my friend does). Are all genetic diseases with a low life expectancies terribly uncomfortable?
Now, with the human genome being cracked, what is the future looking like with genetic diseases? Could my friend one day be cured? Or is it too far in the future for that?