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Dr. James Okamoto
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What are the odds that a latin person would be an albino especially when there is no clinical visual impairment linking to being albino?

What are the odds that a latin person would be an albino especially when there is no clinical visual impairment linking to being albino?

Very low: The odds of albinism is low to begin with, 1 in 17,000. If there are no visual disturbances it is even more unlikely to be albinism. Melanin is required for the development of the optical system, and since melanin is absent in albinos, they all have visual problems unfortunately. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What happens when an albino person and a really dark person have a child together?

Most likely normal: The albino has two recessive albino genes and will give one to each of his/her children. The other parent probably has two normal genes so all the offspring will look normal but all will carry one albino gene. In the extraordinarily unlikely event that the partner carries one albino gene of the correct type, then 1/2 of the children will have albinism and 1/2 will be carriers. Rare! ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
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What causes someone to be an albino?

What causes someone to be an albino?

Albinism: An albino is a term used to describe someone with albinism. This is a condition that results in an inability to make melanin or pigment. There are different causes such as defects in the synthesis of melanin, distribution of melanin within the skin, and lack of pigment cells called melanocytes. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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What kind of tests can you have done to see if you'r baby's albino?

In a baby already...: ...Born, the diagnosis is usually pretty obvious. Prenatally, a genetic test on amniocentesis or villous sampling cells is possible, but I am not sure anyone does it. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Claude Parola
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What causes people to be albino?

Genetic: It is a genetic problem that cause an individual not to produce melanin ( substance that cause the skin to be dark). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does albino have a fishy smelly vigina?

Does albino have a fishy smelly vigina?

There is no reason: That a person who is albino would specifically have a foul smelling vagina. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Can you have an albino baby even if you don't have any albinos in the family?

Can you have an albino baby even if you don't have any albinos in the family?

Yes.: Albino is a recessive trait, meaning that it is possible for neither parent to be an albino, and by chance to have no other relatives who cannot make melanin in their skin and hair and eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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How can I stop my hair from turning white if i'm albino?

How can I stop my hair from turning white if i'm albino?

It is beautiful...: Albinism is a genetic condition and currently we neither know how nor have the ability to change it safely. There is no permanent way to change your hair color short of hair-transplant. Hair dye can provide instant change. Embrace whay u have: i see it as a relatively unique beauty of life. Wouldn't u agree the lady in picture here is beautiful? Talk to your friends/family. Smile. Laugh. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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What are the chances of being born an albino?

Small.: Albinism is a rare condition found in less than 5 people per 100, 000 in the United States and europe. So, if you lived in a city of 1 million people, you would find only about 50 people there who could be albino. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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How do I tan if I am basically albino? Is it even possible for albinos to tan?

It is not: Likely you are an albino based on self-diagnosis. If you wish to be darker, use spray-on tanning. ...Read more

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