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Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color

New research links specific inherited genetic differences to an increased risk for eye (uveal) melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. scientists report the first evidence of a strong association between genes linked to eye color and development of uveal melanoma. Reported data suggests that inherited genetic factors associated with eye and skin pigmentation could increase a person’s risk for uveal melanoma.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com