Mutation burden in sun exposed eyelid MSSE
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Eyelid skin from blepharoplasty surgery will be collected from patients of different ethnic origin (Chinese, Malay, Indian and Caucasion) exposed to tropical sunshine. 2mm2 biopsies will be collected and DNA sequenced using a specific bait capture set and at high depth. The aim is to try and see if different mutations expand in different ethnic populations.
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The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer is 17-fold lower in Singapore compared to the UK1, despite Singapore receiving 2-3 times more year-round ultraviolet radiation (UV)2,3. The ageing epidermis of the skin comprises competing somatic mutant clones4,5, from which such cancers develop. We question if differences in keratinocyte skin cancer incidence are reflected in the mutational landscape by comparing ageing facial epidermis from donors of Singapore and the UK. We find UK skin to be a ... (Show More)
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