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Albinism is a condition marked by reduced production of melanin, the pigment that provides color to the hair, skin, and eyes of an individual. It is an inherited condition with the signs present from the birth of an infant.
Study identifies dozens of genetic mutations linked to albinism in ‘knockout’ mice

Study identifies dozens of genetic mutations linked to albinism in ‘knockout’ mice

A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technology

Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technology

Drug increases melanin production in some people with albinism

Drug increases melanin production in some people with albinism

New booklet could help improve conditions of young pupils with albinism

New booklet could help improve conditions of young pupils with albinism

Experts identify emerging frontiers in skin cancer and pigment diseases

Experts identify emerging frontiers in skin cancer and pigment diseases

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

Study explores periodontal status of patients with Chédiak-Higashi syndrome

Study explores periodontal status of patients with Chédiak-Higashi syndrome

Loyola Medicine participates in major study of rare lung disease that affects Puerto Ricans

Loyola Medicine participates in major study of rare lung disease that affects Puerto Ricans

Breakthrough study opens door to design of whitening compounds for removing skin discolorations

Breakthrough study opens door to design of whitening compounds for removing skin discolorations

People with albinism suffer severe discrimination and social stigmatization, study reveals

People with albinism suffer severe discrimination and social stigmatization, study reveals

Study finds that TPC2 protein regulates melanin production

Study finds that TPC2 protein regulates melanin production

L-DOPA drug may delay or prevent age-related macular degeneration

L-DOPA drug may delay or prevent age-related macular degeneration

Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome can cause debilitating lung disease in Puerto Ricans

Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome can cause debilitating lung disease in Puerto Ricans

Research finding could inspire new ideas for treating type 2 oculocutaneous albinism

Research finding could inspire new ideas for treating type 2 oculocutaneous albinism

Envision Conference 2014 kicks off with presentation of two prestigious awards

Envision Conference 2014 kicks off with presentation of two prestigious awards

Pediatric blindness etiology varies around the globe

Pediatric blindness etiology varies around the globe

Zebrafish model can test unique individual genetic differences in humans

Zebrafish model can test unique individual genetic differences in humans

New device for identifying eye conditions in infants

New device for identifying eye conditions in infants

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor