Goodmorning, sunburn… the earth says hello?

Researchers from North Carolina have shown a link between the time of day of sun exposure and the probability of getting skin cancer… It turns out that our own circadian clock affects how well we can repair UV damage to DNA and other cellular components, and the morning is when our structural repair capacity is at its best. Read a summary written up for F1000, or get the primary research article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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