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2008-10-13 12:12:42

People of European descent have two genetic variations that appear to increase the risk of the most common skin cancer, researchers from Iceland's Decode Genetics said on Sunday. Scientists said the variations play no role in skin color but people with both of them are nearly three times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma compared with people without the changes. Traditionally, darker skin is thought to be an important protection against skin cancer. "Here we have two variants that...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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