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What reasearch is being done about Albinism?

Asked by Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter (587points) May 16th, 2008

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shilolo's avatar

There has been a tremendous amount of research on albinism dating back almost 100 years. Mutations in many human genes have been identified (too many to list here).

Whenever I am looking for biomedical research topics, the first place I search is PubMed. Many journals are now freely available to read. Also, if a scientist is sponsored by the NIH, then he/she has to place published papers online. When you do your search, look for papers that have a green and orange band on the left hand side. That means you can find the paper online. If you put in the words “human” and “albinism” and click on the reviews tab, you’ll find 270 reviews alone. This one looked good to me. Good luck with your paper.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

thank you

ACK!!!! so many big words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shilolo's avatar

Sorry, maybe that link was a bit much… Then again, this is what is meant by going to the original research, rather than skimming wikipedia.

This website from an albinism advocacy group simplifies the situation. Maybe that will help, but I’m not sure you’ll be able to use it as a primary reference.

jrpowell's avatar

Thanks for the tip shilolo.

And also thanks for offering advice on my bloody ear a few days ago. It was crusty (blood) for a few days but now it is back to normal. Still not sure of what happened.

Edit :: Damn.. That was supposed to be a private comment. Sorry.

shilolo's avatar

Happy to be of service, even if it was second hand. I’m glad my advice didn’t go in one ear and out the other…

Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all night!

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