What are the fundamental causes of albinism? Is it genetics or the environment?

This ABC video follows the story of a pair of fraternal African-American twins, one of whom is albino. Watch this video to learn about the challenges these children and their family face. Which ethnicities do you think are exempt from the possibility of albinism?

Albinism: Caught Between Dark and Light

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You will research albinism using the library databases and write a research paper on the disorder. Consider the following research questions:

What are the fundamental causes of albinism? Is it genetics or the environment?
Which ethnicities do you think are exempt from the possibility of albinism?
What are some of the cultural impacts on individuals suffering with albinism?
Is there a cure for albinism? Are there medical treatment options for this disorder or are there behavioral modifications required to cope with albinism?
What is the prognosis for albinism?
As a health educator, how would you advise a patient with albinism in making lifestyle choices?
Expectations

Due: Monday Midnight
Length: 3-5 pages, not including cover page or references page
Research: Scholarly research required: this is a research paper so the expectation is that you will consult scholarly sources for information.
Format: Paper should be submitted in APA format, with a cover page, references page, bibliographic citations for information
See USU Written Assignment Grading Rubric with APA – UG for additional details