‘Red hair’ gene may double chance of melanoma, separate to risks from sun exposure.

New research published this month suggests that the pigment responsible for red hair and pale skin may have a role in the development of melanoma, even without ultraviolet radiation New Genetics Research Melanocortin-1-receptor gene (MC1R) is an important gene that regulates skin colour in humans. New research by Dr Judith Wendt and colleagues, published in […]