Albinism is an inherited condition, where a person is unable to produce melanin( colouring of the skin, hair and eyes), lack of pigment.
There are different kinds of Albinism condition
Every person with Albinism inherit the condition from both parents , mother and father. Both parents of a person with Albinism , whether they have a condition or not must carry the genetic traits of Albinism before a child with Albinism can be born. When both parents carry the Albinism traits there is a one in four chance (25% chance) at each pregnancy that the baby will be born with the Albinism.
Normal pigmented children born to such parents mighty also carry the genetic traits for Albinism. Such children may in turn pass the traits to their own children.
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