NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team has taken steps to determine whether both genetic and environment factors might contribute to the risk of developing not just one, but multiple tumors that arise from keratinocyte cells in the skin's epidermal layer, such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.

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