NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Explains Why Redheads are at Risk for Melanoma

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA new blog entry by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins offers a great explanation of recent research findings that are starting to unravel the mystery of why redheads are more susceptible to melanoma.

According to Dr. Collins,  the research was supported by NIH funding.  The NIH’s budget was slashed by sequestration and could face more funding cuts during the 2014 appropriations process.  Unless the U.S. supports a fully-funded NIH, we may, sadly, see fewer and fewer medical research breakthroughs in the future.

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