Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations
Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations
Whole-genome sequencing reveals a wide range of UV-induced DNA changes in human skin cells, and lighter skin collects more mutations, sometimes to “sky high” levels.
Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations
Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations

Whole-genome sequencing reveals a wide range of UV-induced DNA changes in human skin cells, and lighter skin collects more mutations, sometimes to “sky high” levels.

Whole-genome sequencing reveals a wide range of UV-induced DNA changes in human skin cells, and lighter skin collects more mutations, sometimes to “sky high” levels.

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Sunscreen Ingredients Absorbed into Blood: Study
Sunscreen Ingredients Absorbed into Blood: Study
Catherine Offord | May 7, 2019
FDA researchers report that multiple active ingredients wind up in users’ bloodstream and recommend toxicology testing to investigate the clinical significance of the findings.
Cancer Vaxxer: A Profile of Miriam Merad
Cancer Vaxxer: A Profile of Miriam Merad
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2019
The Mount Sinai oncologist studies innate immune cells with the goal of designing novel immunotherapies, including cancer vaccines.
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Ashley Yeager | Mar 21, 2019
Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2018
The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.
Cancer-Fighting Chemical Found in Human Skin Bacteria
Cancer-Fighting Chemical Found in Human Skin Bacteria
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
A molecule produced by a strain of Staphylococcus epidermis interferes with DNA synthesis.
Image of the Day: Sun Burn
Image of the Day: Sun Burn
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 20, 2017
When certain melanocyte stem cells are exposed to UV rays, a molecular cascade can trigger melanoma, scientists find in mice.
Image of the Day: Manipulative Melanomas
Image of the Day: Manipulative Melanomas
The Scientist Staff | Mar 19, 2017
Early-stage melanoma cells alter proteins in nearby skin cells to create a favorable environment for cancer progression.
“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk
“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk
Tanya Lewis | Jul 12, 2016
People without red hair who possess the variant are also more likely to develop this form of skin cancer, researchers report.
Fuchs on the Future
Fuchs on the Future
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics