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Finding “ugly ducklings” may help detect melanoma

Research we’re watching In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, the ugly duckling stands out from the flock because he’s destined to become a swan. In dermatology, the “ugly duckling” is a mole that doesn’t look like the rest of the moles on a person’s body, and is often suspected to be a melanoma. …

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