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Albinism is a hereditary disorder characterized by defects in melanin production which results in little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. There is no cure for albinism, but it can be managed, especially with special care for the skin and eyes.

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Albinism / Hypopigmentation / Albinos

Albinism results in the partial or complete absence of pigment (color) in the skin, hair, and eyes. Commonly the individuals with the condition are called Albinos. Albino individuals suffer from an inherited disorder of melanin production...Read More

Posted on : Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:00 AM
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are albinos capable of reproduction or is it a myth?
Replied on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:00 AM

of course they are capable of reproduction, they are normal people just with lighter coloured skin and hair!
Replied on Sunday, March 2, 2008 12:00 AM

The mastery mentioned in this article under Genetics of Albinism could be attributed to allelic citronic complementarity as described by Edwin Lewis[1934].Hence albinistic parents giving birth to normal individuals alone without an albinistic individual IS a KNOWN GENETIC PHENOMENON.Above all,the article is quite educational and straightforward.Thanks for the priviledge of comment.
Replied on Monday, May 26, 2008 12:00 AM

The Media and Hollywood specifics used are splendidly appropriate,excellent examples indeed!Consequently,the incoherent portrayal of authors and directors films with regard to albinistic persons is quite sublimal when compared to the reality.Scientific,medical,and social researchers may be fairer by their use of terms i.e from "albinos" to "albinistic persons" hence from derogatory to prerogatory.

In genetics,phenotype is a product of genotype thus the genetic constitution of an individual is of prime importance.Why are albinistic persons prerogated and advantaged? They are in their heterozygous genotype transmission and drug metabolism especially melanine-reactive drugs like chloroquine[Amelar,1966].We should one and all give nature its place. Cheers!
Replied on Monday, May 26, 2008 12:00 AM

Why do people even get this desease?
why isn't treatable?

If u have the answer's to this please email me at this email adress.

please if u will im doin a project an i need to kno before the date Listed below!thanks

this month thank you alot??????
peace out
Replied on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:00 AM

don't be stupid...albinism is not a disease!!
Replied on Monday, August 30, 2010 12:00 AM

If I remember correctly anything that affects the human body is a disease. [dont be stupid]
Replied on Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:21 AM
its a genetic disorder not disease. it cant be spread or treated. though if a person eye sight is weak because of the disorder there are glasses and what not. [(dont be stupid]) hehe. (:
Replied on Friday, February 11, 2011 4:46 PM

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