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Why Are Some People Albino?

Some humans and animals are albino, but why? What causes this disorder, and how common is it?

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Albinism
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/albinism/basics/causes/con-20029935
“Albinism is caused by a mutation in one of several genes. Each of these genes provides instructions for making one of several proteins involved in the production of melanin.”

Albinism in Africa
http://albinofoundation.org/albinism/albinism-in-africa/
“In Africa today numerous challenges continually confront millions of people living with albinism first as individuals and as a demographic group within the continent.”

Albinism in Tanzania: slow progress in combatting violence and discrimination
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/may/13/albinism-in-tanzania-slow-progress-in-combatting-violence-and-discrimination
“Albinos live with the risk of being killed, their body parts fetching high prices for witchcraft – but NGOs hope that change is coming.”
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