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    What is albinism?

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    The Albinism Fellowship of Australia (AFA) is a national, non-profit organization established in 2005. The AFA is a registered charity. The fellowship is run by … View Profile

    Albinism is a rare genetic condition where the body makes less of the pigment which gives us colour (melanin) than usual.

    Melanin gives colour to the hair and skin and is also important for the normal development of the vision pathways.

    As a result, people with albinism (which is the preferred term to albino) have pale hair and skin and also reduced vision.

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