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Researchers used UK Biobank data to uncover genetic loci — many linked to pigmentation processes, but also novel ones — associated with being able to tan.

With the accreditation, the La Jolla, California-based molecular dermatology firm can provide its services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Teams studying kidney and skin cancers independently implicated SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling mutations in checkpoint blockade immunotherapy response.

As part of the approval, DermTech will market and sell the pigmented lesions assay in Canada, while samples will be processed at the company's lab in California.

Despite the initial high cost, the firm believes the assay's improved accuracy and sensitivity will sway clinical and payor interest.

Researchers identified rises and declines in disease risk that appeared to coincide with the proportion of ancestry from Mapuche and Aymara populations.

A genome-wide association study and meta-analysis uncovered several possible ties to multiple keratinocyte cancer versus single keratinocyte cancer cases.

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In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.

The study confirmed 17 previously identified loci, and uncovered 14 new ones that researchers hope can improve understanding of BCC pathogenesis and inform strategies for prevention.

An international team has uncovered roles for MYCN, PTPN14, and LATS1 mutations in the development and progression of skin basal cell carcinoma.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.