Why Do Humans Get Moles On Our Skin?

24 April 2018, 15:55 | Updated: 24 April 2018, 16:00

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Mystery Hour Question

What are moles and why do we have them? Matthew, Colchester

Name: Duncan, Acton

Qualification: Looked it up in the Encyclopaedia Britannica


Skin cells called melanocytes cluster in parts of the body to make a mole.

They are an accident of nature and can occur anywhere in the body though often on the back or face.