Recent Examples of albinism from the Web
Diandra Forrest, a model with albinism, called her out as an example of how the industry is beginning to include more diverse representations of beauty.
Harlow has paved the way for other models with skin conditions like albinism in the industry.
Some of them have albinism, in which the body doesn't produce a lot of melanin pigment.
Jennie Jaidinger's 7 year-old son, Johann, was born with albinism, a genetic disorder that results in a lack of pigment in his eyes.
People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide.
Cosmas and other children from Tanzania with the hereditary condition of albinism are in the U.S. to receive free surgery and prostheses at the hospital.
Since Tanzania’s government outlawed witch doctors three years ago, hundreds have been arrested in killings of people with albinism.
But the number could be higher, with many other people with albinism having disappeared.
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An aberration occurring in humans and other vertebrates, albinism is an absence of pigment in the eyes, skin, hair, scales, or feathers caused by a genetic defect. Albino animals rarely survive in the wild because they lack the pigments that normally provide the protective coloration and a screen against the sun’s rays. Humans have long bred certain albino animals, such as rabbits, for their appearance. In humans with total albinism, the affected person has milk-white skin and hair; the iris of the eye appears pink and the pupil is red. Problems with vision are common in albinism. Total albinism occurs in all races in about one in 20,000 persons.
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