Tag: Moles

Moles vs. melanoma formation depends on environmental cues

November 25, 2021

Moles and melanomas both form from the same cell called melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that give colour to the skin to protect it from the sun’s rays. It was thought that specific changes to the DNA sequence of melanocytes, called BRAF gene mutations, are what differentiates moles and melanomas: moles are usually harmless while melanocytes […]

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