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Ever Wonder: Why Do We Get Wrinkles?

Our layers of skin change as we get older—the result of genetics and environmental factors, such as exposure to sunlight
Our skin wrinkles with age much like a grape becomes a raisin—losing moisture and flexibility, says Mitch McVey, associate professor of biology at Tufts. Video: Steffan Hacker
August 25, 2016


The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions about which we all might have wondered—everything from why we have cravings to why the oceans are salty.

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