Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

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Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

#1  Postby DougC » Jul 13, 2016 12:16 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36762630

B.B.C. Article
People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of sun-related skin cancer, experts warn.
The Sanger Institute team estimate one in every four UK people is a carrier.
The gene's effect is comparable to two decades of sun exposure in terms of cancerous changes, they say.
While people with two copies of the gene will have ginger hair, freckles and pale skin and probably know to take extra care in the sun, those with one copy may not realise they are at risk.

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Re: Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

#2  Postby The_Piper » Jul 13, 2016 1:55 am

Color me shocked. :shifty:
Seriously though, that sucks.
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#3  Postby scott1328 » Jul 13, 2016 2:17 am

Gingers will getcha every time
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#4  Postby WayOfTheDodo » Jul 16, 2016 3:14 pm

The gingerification has begun.
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