Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
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.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer

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.

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.

skin cancer
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.
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 | May 1, 2016
Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics
Antioxidants Facilitate Melanoma Metastasis
Antioxidants Facilitate Melanoma Metastasis
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 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.
Cancer-Driving Mutations Common in Normal Skin Cells
Cancer-Driving Mutations Common in Normal Skin Cells
Anna Azvolinsky | May 21, 2015
A deep-sequencing analysis reveals that non-malignant skin cells harbor many more cancer-driving mutations than previously expected. 
The Dark Side of Melanin
The Dark Side of Melanin
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 19, 2015
Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.