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The color of the human skin is due to a brown pigment called melanin. Pigmentation or coloration of the skin is dependent on the amount of melanin present in the skin. People with pale skin produce very little melanin and people with darker skin produce higher amounts of melanin. Pregnancy and sun exposure can also make skin darker, while infections, burns, and blisters can make skin lighter.
Same genetic machinery generates skin color evolution in fish and humans

Same genetic machinery generates skin color evolution in fish and humans

Genetic evidence that human evolution is speeding up

Genetic evidence that human evolution is speeding up

Clear link between lack of sunlight and endometrial cancer

Clear link between lack of sunlight and endometrial cancer

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

Sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

Sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

New evidence of very recent human adaptation

New evidence of very recent human adaptation

Vitamin D deficient rickets in infants

Vitamin D deficient rickets in infants

Avicena issued U.S. creatine patent

Avicena issued U.S. creatine patent

Gene that prevents cancer also controls the skin's suntanning machinery

Gene that prevents cancer also controls the skin's suntanning machinery

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children from birth up to the age of two years

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children from birth up to the age of two years

Study of predictors of vitamin D status and cancer incidence and mortality in men

Study of predictors of vitamin D status and cancer incidence and mortality in men

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

A map of recent positive selection in the human genome

Daily dose of Vitamin D cuts cancer risk

Daily dose of Vitamin D cuts cancer risk

Skin colour controlled by key gene

Skin colour controlled by key gene

Important skin color gene identified

Important skin color gene identified

Naturally occurring peptide hormones - candidates for the treatment of cancer, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders

Naturally occurring peptide hormones - candidates for the treatment of cancer, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders

Don't sunbathe to avoid prostate cancer, take a pill instead

Don't sunbathe to avoid prostate cancer, take a pill instead

Patients with stable vitiligo may achieve good repigmentation with skin transplants using skin taken from normally-pigmented areas of their own bodies

Patients with stable vitiligo may achieve good repigmentation with skin transplants using skin taken from normally-pigmented areas of their own bodies