Singapore scientists studying Asian skin to gain insight into common skin disorders

Scientists are studying the differences in the microbial populations of our skin, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - While some may think that differences between human skins is only skin deep, a group of scientists in Singapore is studying the differences between Asian and Caucasian skin.

Besides many obvious visual differences such as pigmentation and hair density, they are studying the differences in the microbial populations of our skin, which cannot be seen with the naked eye.

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