Why it pays to wear a hat, sunscreen and good genes

With one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, and a UV protection message that has been drilled into children for three decades, Australians are well versed in the dangers of too much sun.

Fun in the sun

But now, researchers are unravelling even more about melanoma risk by examining the role of our genes.

An Australian study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, suggests that for people with genes that predispose them to melanoma