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What happens when an albino person and a really dark person have a child together?

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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What can cause a person to be born albino?

What can cause a person to be born albino?

Many causes: There are many different forms of albinism. The one without any pigment produced in the hair, skin, or irises, is an autosomal recessive condition (as are other kinds of albinism). Both parents are carriers, and therefore in each pregnancy there is 1 chance in 4 that the fertilized egg will inherit both parental albinism genes. It is rare that 2 people have babies together who are both carriers ...Read more

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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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Can a person get a red iris if not albino?

Can a person get a red iris if not albino?

Uncommon: The red iris of an albino is due to lack of pigment in the eye so that light reflected from the back which is red transilluminates the iris and it appears red (it is actually whitish). An iris may also look red if it is covered in blood vessels (rubeiosis) and some rare tumors may also give a reddish appearance. ...Read more

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What causes people to be albino?

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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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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Is it possible for a person with albinism to get freckles?

Is it possible for a person with albinism to get freckles?

No: Oculocutaneous albinism is a genetic defect of the enzyme in our body that produces melanin-this determines skin color. There are different types of severity based on the gene involved and how much the gene is "damaged." the more damage, the less melanin. It is not an all or none effect. Patients can still get freckles, small collections of skin cells with more melanin than surrounding skin. ...Read more

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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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What are the chances of a person with albinism passing his problem to their children?

X-linked or recesiv: The transmission of albinism will depend on the form involved. A male may have an x-linked or autosomal recessive(ar) form. A female is most likely to have the recessive form. A male would not pass it to his sons but could pass the carrier state to his unaffected daughters who might pass it to her sons. The ar albino only passes a carrier state unless the spouse carries the ar gene. ...Read more

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How to treat albino?

How to treat albino?

You can not: Make someone who is albino into a pigmented person. Would encourage generous use of shade & sunscreen. ...Read more