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Genetics of melanoma predisposition
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2008 British Association of Dermatologists
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 159, Issue 2, pages 286–291, August 2008
How to Cite
Lin, J., Hocker, T.L., Singh, M. and Tsao, H. (2008), Genetics of melanoma predisposition. British Journal of Dermatology, 159: 286–291. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08682.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted for publication 22 August 2007
Over the past 10 years, our understanding of melanoma at the molecular level has blossomed with the advent of genomic technologies. The enormous enthusiasm for the Human Genome Project is slowly being replaced by an even greater excitement for the unravelling of disease genomes, including melanoma. In this review, we will consider some of the clinical implications of these genetic findings for both diagnostics and therapeutics.