MadSci Network: Anatomy

Subject: Question about skin and veins

Date: Mon Apr 16 14:05:28 2001
Posted by Heather
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
City: Alta Loma State/Province: California Country: U.S.A.
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 987444328.An

Hello, my name is Heather. My friends and I were wondering if there are 
different types of skin? Like why do some people have softer more frim and 
clearer skin while other people have skin that may sag more or is not so clear, 
etc.? Is this due to hereditary and genes? What genes cause skin to be more 
firm or softer?  My friend Amber would like to know about veins. Amber has a 
lot of veins that show through her skin, very blue ones. Her mom and sister 
also have this same problem. They all have had this problem since they were 
pretty much born, but some people don't have a problem with this at all, they 
have clear legs.  Amber wants to know What genes cause this to happen? Why did 
this happen?  Thank-you very much for taking the time out to read this, my e-
mail is left up above for anyone who would like to answer these questions. 
Thanks again, Heather Roberts

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