'Real Sun Tan' Drug Could Prevent Skin Cancers

Scientists have developed a new drug that can make your skin tan without exposing yourself to damaging and dangerous UV radiation. When the drug is rubbed into the skin it produces melanin -- the brown pigment that creates tan skin in humans.

So far the drug has been successful on skin samples and mice and and it even worked on ginger mice, which means in the future the drug will likely work on redheads.

The team of scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital behind the research told the BBC they hope their research will prevent skin cancer and slow the appearance of aging.