September 2017

Cancer Breakthrough Benefits Redheads

Cancer Breakthrough Benefits Redheads

Redheads make up less than 2% of the world's population, however their pale skin - a result of the variants in the Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R) protein they carry, which is involved in pigmentation - make them more susceptible to developing melanoma. However, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine believe they've found a solution.