Genetics news & views from students enrolled in BIOL 2110 at Stockton University.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Infinite sunscreen made from DNA.
A news article from Popular Sciencegives credit to a group of scientist in discovering a transforming way to stop skin cancer. Their report is featured in Science Reportsand found that DNA crystals helps in absorbing heavy amounts of UV light. This finding could open eyes towards the skincare culture and also the prevention of skin cancer. When DNA film is coated on to the skin, it hydrates skin cells for a very long time by slowing the cell's water evaporation. The sun has exposed human skin to great amounts of carcinogen for awhile which unfortunately leads to massive amounts of skin cancer patients . But Popular Science suggest maybe a sunscreen could be created after all of this. The report give due to the DNA's "optical, novel electrical, and biosensing properties". Could the ending of skin cancer be coming soon? Hopefully a revolutionary sunscreen could be hitting stores in the near future.