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Destiny's child for Tampa Bay couple

Byron and Tana Taylor thought they had done everything right. They filed the endless paperwork needed for an international adoption with a Washington-based agency. They paid everything in cash as required, spending more than $30,000.Full story

Girl who got new lungs in Pa. has pneumonia

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who had a pair of adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations has developed pneumonia in her right lung, which her mother described on Monday as "a large setback." Full story

Pennsylvania girl who got lung transplants recovering from more surgery

(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis who sparked a national debate about child access to organ donations that led to two lung transplant operations was in recovery on Tuesday after surgery to repair her diaphragm, her family said. Full story

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  Girl’s new lungs prompt concerns over transplant regulations

After waiting for three months, Sarah Murnaghan, 10, will finally receive new lungs after hers were damaged beyond repair by cystic fibrosis. She had been placed on a waiting list for children, which would have been a lengthy process. But after her family went to court a judge allowed her to join th

  10-year-old waiting for lung moves to adult list

A federal judge in Philadelphia has temporarily cleared the way for 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who is dying of cystic fibrosis, to temporarily move to the adult lung transplant wait list. Before the ruling, Sarah had been forced to wait for a pair of pediatric lungs.

  Boy kicked out of school for genetic makeup

Colman Chadam, 11, has been told he must transfer to another middle school because he has the genetic markers for cystic fibrosis. The school says he poses a threat to other students, while Chadam’s parents are fighting the decision, which they call an overreaction. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports, and Dr

  Vertex Soars on Positive Cystic Fibrosis Trial

Bullish Vertex investors are excited about the potential of the company's new cystic fibrosis therapy, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan

  Author reveals secrets of ‘Ironmen’

Author Jacques Steinberg studied six people to see what motivated them to endure grueling training to beat the odds at one of the world’s toughest races.

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Sarah Murnaghan, 10, with her parents Janet and Francis Murnaghan
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, with her parents Janet and Francis Murnaghan

Sarah Murnaghan, 10, shown with her parents Janet and Francis Murnaghan, has cystic fibrosis and needs a lung transplant.

Polly Montelone applies some sunblock lotion on her 9-year-old son Michael, who is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, during the Mauli Ola Foundation's Cystic Fibrosis Surf Experience Day in Redondo Beach, Calif., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Ann Najdek-Andrada with her son Gianni, 15 mos, whose newborn screening tested positive for cystic fibrosis and it took four months until additional tests determined he was OK.
Ann Najdek-Andrada with her son Gianni, 15 mos, whose newborn screening tested positive for cystic fibrosis and it took four months until additional tests determined he was OK.

New York, New York February 16, 2011- Ann Najdek-Andrada with her son Gianni, 15 mos, whose newborn screening tested positive for cystic fibrosis and it took four months of wait and worry until additional tests determined he was OK. (John Makely/ msnbc.com)