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“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk

By | July 12, 2016

People without red hair who possess the variant are also more likely to develop this form of skin cancer, researchers report.

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Fuchs on the Future

By | May 1, 2016

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics

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Antioxidants Facilitate Melanoma Metastasis

By | October 7, 2015

Two compounds boost the ability of melanoma cells to invade other tissues in mice, providing additional evidence that antioxidants can be beneficial to malignant cells as well as healthy ones.

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Cancer-Driving Mutations Common in Normal Skin Cells

By | May 21, 2015

A deep-sequencing analysis reveals that non-malignant skin cells harbor many more cancer-driving mutations than previously expected. 

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The Dark Side of Melanin

By | February 19, 2015

Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.

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Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff

By | October 14, 2013

A genetic mutation tied to risk of developing testicular cancer may be more prevalent in white men because it also confers a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.

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Blue Whales Get Tans

By | September 2, 2013

The large mammals alter the levels of melanin in their skin depending on sun exposure, helping them to avoid DNA damage.

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Master of Fate

By | July 1, 2013

While tracing the tricky and sometimes surprising paths of multipotent cells in the skin, mammary gland, and heart, Cédric Blanpain has repeatedly turned the stem cell field on its head.  

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Odor-like Biomarkers for Skin Cancer

By | June 17, 2013

Researchers identify a unique chemical signature associated with human melanoma cells that could lead to new ways to screen for the disease.  

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An Epi Phenomenon

By | December 1, 2012

While exploring the genetics of a rare type of tumor, Stephen Baylin discovered an epigenetic modification that occurs in most every cancer—a finding he’s helping bring to the clinic.

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