skin pigmentation

New Genetic Associations for Rosacea Found

July 05, 2018
A new study found that seven gene regions associated with the chronic skin condition, rosacea, also play a role in skin pigmentation, immune response, and inflammation. The findings give new insight into the underlying biology of the disease and may hold clues for identifying drug targets used to treat it, according to the researchers at GlaxoSmithKline who collaborated with 23andMe to conduct the study.
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Study digs into why loss of skin pigmentation from vitiligo also reduces skin cancer risk

May 22, 2018
A new study by researchers at Indiana University, Stanford University, Duke University and the University of Texas at Houston, offers some new insight into why the loss of skin pigmentation, due to vitiligo, also reduces the risk for skin cancer. The study included data about 290,000 23andMe customers who consented to participate in research as well as data from another 2,800 individuals from the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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No, I’m Not Irish

January 27, 2015
So where did that red hair come from? by Kasia Bryc, 23andMe Population Geneticist Most people who see my unruly wild red hair often assume I must be Irish. I’m...
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