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The Cystic Fibrosis Discovery Suppressed by Yerkes Primate Center
By calling into question the gene theory of cystic fibrosis disease with proof that heritable alterations in gene expression were in fact caused by a selenium deficiency in mothers, Wallach had landed upon a monumental discovery, which would belatedly garner him ultimate recognition in 2011 when he received the Klaus Schwarz Commemorative Award by the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists.
To seek peer review of his findings, Wallach again did the unorthodox. Rather than limit review to veterinarians, he asked medical doctors to examine slides of the pancreas of the rhesus monkey and asked each to give a diagnosis. One of those he asked was an expert in the study of cystic fibrosis. Wallach kept from him word that the patient was a monkey, leading him to believe the evidence pertained to a human infant. The doctor, Victor Nasar, a pediatric pathologist at Atlanta Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine, confirmed to Wallach that indeed the cystic fibrosis diagnosis was correct. Nasar was convinced of it.
Wallach then revealed to Nasar that the patient was a rhesus monkey, the first non-human species ever diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Amazed, Nasar visited Wallach at Yerkes and reviewed the data for himself. He again confirmed to Wallach that the monkey died from cystic fibrosis. He soon shared the findings with his colleagues, who began spreading word of the finding far and wide in the medical community. Among those who also confirmed the cystic fibrosis diagnosis were Dr. E. H. Oppenheimer, considered one of the leading experts in the world on cystic fibrosis, at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. John Easterly, an authority on cystic fibrosis resident in pathology at Chicago Lying-in Hospital, and none other than Dr. Robert Beale, another cystic fibrosis expert, who subsequently became the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cystic fibrosis is an often fatal disease that causes severe hardship during life and shortens existence by decades. The disease afflicts tens of thousands annually. It primarily affects the pancreas, liver, and intestines. It produces a number of debilitating and, ultimately, life threatening symptoms, including lung infections, impaired breathing, sinus infections, stunted growth, low body weight, and infertility in males. The conventional medical wisdom remains to this day that cystic fibrosis is an incurable genetic disorder. Indeed, it is diagnosed in the womb based on ‘genetic factors.” Conventional treatments are limited, involving chronic prescription of antibiotics, digestive enzymes, and certain other medications. Lung transplants are often prescribed. Most cystic fibrosis patients die before the age of 40.