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Albinism

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DefinitionAlbinism is the lack of pigment in skin, hair, eyes, and just about everything. They can not hold a "tan" or any color.

Distinguishing features- No pigment in hair, skin, eyes, ETC.-Impaired vision or blindness-Crossed eyed and sensitivity to light.-

ReproductionThe gene passes from both parents. If the parents have it then the child will be born with Albinism, or if the parents carry the gene then the child will also have it.

Interesting factsMoist Albino people in America live a normal life span. But peple in Africa will die around the age of 40.There is no cure for Albinism Or gene therapy.It is also sex related the child is affcted at birth.

EvolutionOcular Albinism (OA) affects only the eyes, not the skin or hair. It results from an X-linked chromosomal inheritance and so occurs mostly in boys.

Albinism

CausesThe Defect is the result of the absense of Melanin production, or a reduced amount. The defective gene passes down throught both parents and causes Albinism

SubgroupsOcular Albinism (OA) Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA)OCA1 OCA1a:OCA1b:Chediak-Higashi Syndrome Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) Griscelli Syndrome

"Genetics & Types of Albinism | Vision For Tomorrow Foundation." Vision For Tomorrow Foundation. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.

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