Scientists gain new insights into ‘antenna’ of human cells

The most comprehensive list yet of genes implicated in a group of common inherited diseases has been revealed by researchers. The research means that these disorders, known as ciliopathies, can be diagnosed more quickly and could lead to new treatments for patients. Ciliopathies are caused by defects in cilia, finger-like projections from cells that act as microscopic “antenna” to detect and respond to chemical changes or fluid flow outside the cell. —> Read More