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Red heads have a greater risk of skin cancer presentation

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Red heads have a greater risk of skin cancer presentation

  1. 1. Red Heads Have a Greater Risk of Skin Cancer! Author: Robert L. McCall 2nd
  2. 2. Researchers and Location of Research:  Dr. David Adams  Additional Researchers  Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute  Additional Organizations
  3. 3. Types of Cancer Cells and Goal of the Research  Skin Cancer  Link Between Gene and Skin Cancer  MC1R
  4. 4. FrameWork  400 tumor samples  Checked allele count  Measured DNA mutations  Calculated Years of Sun Exposure
  5. 5. Results and Conclusions of Research:  42% higher level of DNA mutations  1 allele and 2 allele difference  Less DNA repair  21 years of aging  Higher Risk for Red Heads
  6. 6. Additional Information:  People with only 1 allele for MCR1 have the Greatest Risk
  7. 7. Benefits:  How genetic traits affect skin cancer  The exact process of traits affecting skin cancer  Identifying people with 1 allele
  8. 8. LINK to Article:  LINK  Actual Article - LINK

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