Cystic Fibrosis – Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects a number of organs in the body (especially the lungs and pancreas) by clogging them with thick, sticky mucus. Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life threatening, recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children.  At present there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, but the faulty gene has been identified and doctors and scientists are working to find ways of repairing or replacing it. One of the main objectives of the CFA Research Trust is to fund this work.