New research unlocks a mystery of albinism

Newly published research provides the first demonstration of how a genetic mutation associated with a common form of albinism leads to the lack of melanin pigments that characterizes the condition. About 1 in 40,000 people worldwide have type 2 oculocutaneous albinism, which has symptoms of unsually light hair and skin coloration, vision problems, and reduced…

Albinism: a ‘curse’ turned blessing

Uganda (MNN) — Africa’s problems are usually summed in one word — poverty. But there’s so much more happening in the 54 countries making up the continent. More than Poverty Take Uganda for example. It’s a country marked by the extreme poverty ravishing its people. But, it’s also dealing with the negative effects of superstition towards…