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Three New Gene Faults Found to Increase Melanoma Risk by 30 Percent, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute Study


10/10/2011 7:27:02 AM

An international team of researchers has discovered the first DNA faults linked to melanoma - the deadliest skin cancer - that are not related to hair, skin or eye colour. Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Leeds, together with a team from the GenoMEL consortium, scanned the genes in blood samples from almost 3000 Europeans with melanoma, and compared these with samples taken from the general population. Their findings are published in Nature Genetics today.

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