Genetic and environmental contributions to size, color, shape, and other characteristics of melanocytic naevi in a sample of adolescent twins.

@article{McGregor1999GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental contributions to size, color, shape, and other characteristics of melanocytic naevi in a sample of adolescent twins.},
  author={B McGregor and John Pfitzner and Guohua Zhu and Miranda Grace and Alison Eldridge and JOANNAM. PEARSON and Christopher J Mayne and Joanne F Aitken and Ad{\`e}le C Green and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Genetic epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={40-53}
}
The presence of melanocytic naevi is the strongest known risk factor for malignant melanoma. We have developed a computer imaging system with which it is possible to make quantitative measures of the size, color, and shape of pigmented lesions. The objective of this study was to examine the genetic and environmental contributions to these characteristics of naevi as measured by computer image analysis in a sample of adolescent twins. We captured video images of the 5 most atypical pigmented… CONTINUE READING
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