Melanoma Risk May Be Genetic for Redheads

Genetic research is putting a new complexion on melanoma risk. It has long been known that people with red hair, fair skin, freckles, and an inability to tan are at the highest risk for melanoma. But a new mouse study published in the journal Nature suggests they are at greater risk even if they never go out in the sun -- thanks to a genetic mechanism that's linked to their fair coloring. "We've known for a long time that people with red hair and fair skin have the highest melanoma risk of any...Full Story
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