Albinism

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      prashantakerkar
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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albinism
      http://askville.amazon.com/people-born- … tId=449012
      http://runkle-science.wikispaces.com/Albinism
      http://www.tutorvista.com/content/biolo … seases.php

      What could be the Line of Treatment for this Genetic Disorder ?

      Thanks & Regards,
      Prashant S Akerkar


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    • #110391
      marquitosgm
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      Albinism is not a disorder. It is just infrequent.

      Albino people enjoy good health, are fully competent and have the same potential for happiness as others. They have poorer natural protection against harmful sun radiation, yes, but compensating for this does not require major departures from a normalised life style.

      However it is true that a number of no albino people may have trouble whit this biological trait as they feel astonished, amazed or shocked when they meet an albino. Such people may need some social re-education to overcome this, but it is highly unlikely that anybody come to need therapy.

      To the best of my knowledge, there are no trustful medical procedures at present to revert albino condition in albino people that feel the need or want to. But I’m not a doctor nor a genetician. However, since albinim is often due to simple genetic variants, the potentian for future gene therapy and for embrio genetic screening and selection exists.

      Hope this help and isn’t too obvious.

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      prashantakerkar
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      http://www.allexperts.com/user.cgi?m=6& … ID=5003332
      http://www.allexperts.com/user.cgi?m=6& … ID=4961172

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_cell

      Can Stem Cell Research help in this regard ?

      Thanks & Regards,
      Prashant S Akerkar


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