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Skinomics

Last month, I was in Seoul for the World Congress of Dermatology 2011, and amidst a slew of talks about aesthetics and plastic surgery, discovered some fascinating things about genomics going more than skin-deep.

The science is in its infancy, of course. And there’s plenty of discussion over whether genomics can deliver on its promises. (Scientists should under-promise and over-deliver, but sometimes the over-promising is needed in order to secure the funding to deliver at all.)

The new science of skin (click to view PDF)