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    Albinism Essay

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    Albinism is a rare genetic condition characterized by the reduced pigmentation in a person’s hair, skin, and eyes. In most variations of the disorder, it is an autosomal recessive condition, an albino individual would have to inherit the recessive allele from both parents. This condition has been of particular intrigue to me ever since I had been introduced to the disorder when reading a novel where the main character suffered from albinism. Even though this character had suffered extreme setbacks as a result from this disorder, he went on many adventures with his friends. However, most of this story was lost to my twelve year old mind, though there was one thing that stuck with me, individuals who are diagnosed with albinism cannot stay out in the sun for long, as their skin could become…

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    Albinism In Tanzania

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    exposes the culture, and acceptance, of albino hunting throughout Africa; it does this through the use of specific examples based in the country of Tanzania. Albinism is a hereditary condition that affects one in every 1400 people in Tanzania, (versus one in 20,000 people in North America) due to an expanse of isolated rural communities, and the close reproductive genetic lines that this seclusion produces. Those who are albino totally lack pigmentation – the natural chemical that gives tissue…

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    Oculocutaneous Albinism

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    Albinism is a genetic disorder characterized by a minimal production of melanin in the skin due to mutations in several genes. These variety of mutations can result in an immensely lower amount of melanin produced in the skin. For instance, there are four sorts of albinism that are determined by which mutated gene had created the disorder. They consist of oculocutaneous albinism, x-linked ocular albinism, hermansky-pudlak syndrome, and chediak-higashi syndrome. Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is…

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    Albinism: Skin Disease

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    Albinism is a skin disease that’s caused by little to no production of melanin. This disorder can affect vison, skin, hair and the person’s ability to tan. Certain genes in our body are responsible for making proteins that are involved in making melanin, which is produced by cells called melanocytes. Albinism is caused when a mutation occurs in one of these genes. It’s also caused by recessive inheritance. This means that a person has to inherit two copies of one mutated gene- one from each…

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    Research Paper On Albinism

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    Albinism in humans is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin. It is the opposite of melanism. Unlike humans, other animals have multiple pigments and for these, albinism is considered to be a hereditary condition characterised by the absence of melanin in particular, in the eyes, skin, hair, scales, feathers or cuticle.…

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    Albinism Research Paper

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    Albinism is most common—and most feared—in sub-Saharan Africa. In Tanzania, one in about 1,400 children are born with it. In North America and Europe, the rate is far lower, about one in 20,000. A parent may have normal skin and hair pigmentation and mate with a partner who looks the same but, if each carries the recessive gene for albinism, a child will be born with the condition. Albinos, or people with albinism, the term they prefer, suffer reduced eyesight and increased risk of skin cancer,…

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    “Chediak-Higashi Syndrome,” para.2). It is caused by mutations of the LYST gene which is also known as the CHS1 gene. This gene makes “a protein known as the lysosomal trafficking regulator,” (Genetics Home Reference, January 2014). They cause the lysosome to enlarge which ultimately causes problems with normal cell function. “Patients with Chédiak-Higashi syndrome exhibit alterations in neutrophils. These alterations include neutropenia, which may be profound; decreased deformability,…

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    Albinism is a genetic condition where people are born without their usual pigment in their body. Being albino gives you like a pale appearance it is also found in animals and plants. The eye will even look pink or red. Melanin is a chemical that we have in our body which is what is responsible for our eye, skin and even hair color. So when our body isn’t able to make a normal amount of melanin, or doesn’t produce any melanin at all is when they say someone is albino. Albinism is however said to…

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    The Advisory Panel

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    In 2013 the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights passed a resolution 23/13 which reinforced that “state would adopt specific measures to protect and preserve the rights to life and security of people with albinism, as well as their right not to be subject to torture and ill treatment, and ensure their access to adequate health care, employment, education and justice”. Under this resolution Tanzania, with the largest populations of persons with albinism in the world, has created…

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    1.) Summary: The article presented, exposes the cultural acceptance of albino hunting throughout Africa based on specific examples in the country of Tanzania. Albinism is a hereditary condition that affects one in every 1400 people in Tanzania, (versus one in 20,000 people in North America) due to isolated rural communities, and the close genetic lines that this seclusion produces. Albinos completely lack pigmentation – the natural chemical that gives tissue its colour – in their skin, hair, and…

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