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Nature Genetics 40, 817 - 818 (2008)
doi:10.1038/ng0708-817

Shedding light on skin cancer

Paul D P Pharoah1

  1. Paul D. P. Pharoah is at the Strangeways Research Laboratories, Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambs CB1 8RN, UK.
    e-mail: paul.pharoah@srl.cam.ac.uk


Pigmentation traits are known risk factors for skin cancer. Now, three new studies provide insights into the genetic factors underlying these effects, and the results reveal a surprisingly complex picture of the relationship between pigmentation traits and disease risk.

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