Albinism

A genetic disorder

Overview

People with albinism , have little to no pigment in there skin hair and eyes. One in 17,000 people are diagnose with albinism, this genetic disorder can effect all races.

OCA1 effects the eyes

OCA2 effects the hair

OCA3 & 4 both effect the pigment in the skin

Daily life

They often live very normal lives but, they need to take some take some cautionary measures, like putting sunscreen. They have a normal life expectancy, but they are more prone to skin cancers

Treatment

They often dye there hair, and wear make to lose the effect of being so white/ albino looking.

Chromosome

This genetic disorder effects the X chromosome, and is a recessive gene so both parents must carry the gean.

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CNN.com

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