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Why people with red hair have a higher risk of developing melanoma

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Why people with red hair have a higher risk of developing melanoma

Aug. 22, 2013 — A person’s skin pigment, which determines hair color and skin tone, is influenced by the melanocortin-1 (MC1R) gene receptor. For the population\’s one to two percent of redheads, a mutation in MC1R accounts for their red hair color and typical light skin.Now researchers from …

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