During the recent state of the union address, President Obama highlighted cystic fibrosis as a model for the government’s strategy for precision medicine and treatment.

The CF community has much to celebrate with the President mentioning the disease in his address, as it recognizes the immeasurable dedication patients, philanthropists, politicians, and researchers have poured into making CF easier to live with, and the significant progress biomedical research has made in continuously finding better treatments. The State of the Union Address also foreshadows more years of bolstered support for advancements in precision medicine that not only cater to CF, but to a wide range of orphan diseases with largely unmet clinical needs.