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Red alert about lipid's role in skin cancer

Some versions of the MC1R protein are associated with red hair and an increased risk of developing a skin cancer called melanoma. It emerges that a lipid that binds MC1R might provide a target to reduce this risk. See Letter p.399

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Figure 1: Lipid link to skin cancer.


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Jackson, I., Patton, E. Red alert about lipid's role in skin cancer. Nature 549, 337–339 (2017).

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