Salmon sperm may be the future of sun care

By Patricia Mansfield-Devine 16-Aug-2017

Scientists from Binghamton University found that the DNA extracted from salmon sperm is a successful UV blocker

DNA extracted from salmon sperm may have potential for use as a sunscreen and moisturiser, according to researchers at Binghamton University in the US.

The research team extracted DNA from salmon sperm then added water and alcohol, to then construct a crystalline film for use in tests.

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