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Relaxing underneath a hot sun – sounds like endless summer days. Limiting exposure to sun rays will limit the risk of melanoma.

Uncovering skin cancer early is crucial. Now scientists have developed a new method of identification. It is based on so-called ‘ugly duckling’ criteria while employing artificial intelligence and a mobile phone camera.

The concept assumes that good moles on a person’s skin look similar. Therefore, skin lesions are analyzed in comparison with others.

Moles that depart from pre-established criteria could be a warning sign of melanoma. In a test involving 68 patients, results tallied with the vast majority of assessments made by trained dermatologists.

Available as open-source, the technology will undergo further development.

Here’s to the ugly duckling!

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