Scientists begin to unravel causes of mysterious skin disease

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 10:51 in Biology & Nature

Scientists including researchers from the University of Florida have discovered additional evidence that generalized vitiligo - a disease that typically causes patches of white skin on the face, neck and extremities that pop star Michael Jackson may have experienced - is associated with slight variations in genes that play a role in the body's natural defenses.

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