Albinism

Description: Albinism affects the pigment in the skin, eyes and or hair. Albinism makes the vision in eye bad. Albinism affects the GPR143 gen thus affects the shape and size of the GPR143 protein.


Inheritance: Albinism is autosomal recessive this means that both the parents have to carry it for the kid to get it. Albinism is mostly autosomal recessive but it can be X-linked. This means that girls can’t get it but boys can get it. Girls are only carriers in X-linked.

Symptoms: Some symptoms are lilting of the hire skin and eyes. Eye impairments happen in all cases of albinism. Skin can be white-brown, red and yellow eyes can be blue-brown and may change with age. Albino people may have rapid eye.

Daily Life:





Diagnosis: you get a fiscal examination for Albinism. Give a dissipation of pigment los to a spicized doc. There is a though eye exam. An elecrcretcgram measures brine waves when lite goes in to eyes.

Treatment: you can get eye surgery or glases to help with your vision. Magnifying glasses can help with ridding or you can get books with bigger font size to help. You could also learn to read brail. Eye dog or walking sticks can help with navigation.

Research: people are looking at the DNA and chemical inside you body to see what they can do. They are also breading albino animals like rats to test on. They are looking at the brain and renta for the eye problems.

Additional Facts: there are 4 tips of Albinism. 1 in 20,000 people are born with it. Males get it more often. Albinism is often called albino. Africans and Native Americans get it more often. The eyes don’t work as a team.
Punnett Square:
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Pedigree Chart:
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Resources:
About albinism


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/albinism/DS00941/DSECTION=symptoms
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/oculocutaneous-albinism




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