The Strange Case of the Missing Sunscreen Gene

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If you’ve ever spent too much time in the sun and forgotten to put on sunscreen, you know how painful a sunburn can be. But for some animals, forgetting the sunscreen wouldn’t be a problem because they can just produce their own!

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Sources:
https://elifesciences.org/articles/05919
https://elifesciences.org/articles/07961
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7200360
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/eda6/7490f385e8ecd3e4f4b491288f844f4a3d50.pdf [PDF]
https://aem.asm.org/content/80/16/5028
https://futurism.com/parallel-universe-bodies-generated-sunscreen
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712437/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248400904032
https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro2649
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2671032/

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