"Sunscreen gene" could help ward off skin cancer

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    Cell damage from exposure to UV radiation causes more than 90 percent of melanoma skin cancers. Melanoma kills more than 10,000 people in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
    Scientists say they've now identified a so-called "sunscreen" gene that may help protect against skin cancer.
    They pinpointed the ultraviolet-resistant gene after analyzing data from 340 people with melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, and conducting laboratory experiments.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sunscreen-gene-could-help-ward-off-skin-cancer/

    Paper: http://www.cell.com/molecular-cell/...m/retrieve/pii/S1097276516300648?showall=true
     
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    It’s not a “UV-resistant gene”, it’s a gene that encodes a protein that confers UV resistance. A minor alteration to wording but an important distinction.

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    Long time no see... welcom back

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