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Homing in on Melanoma

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Two new studies published in Nature Genetics have together identified five new mutations associated with melanoma risk at four different loci, The Sydney Morning Herald's Nicky Phillips reports. Together, these mutations increase one's risk of developing this skin cancer by nearly 60 percent, Phillips says, and these are the first mutations linked to melanoma that are unrelated to a person's hair, skin, or eye color.

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