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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The emergence of an albino race?

96885 As of the beginning of this month, my initial post on albinism has become the most-read post on this blog (it would have happened a month earlier, but Easter intervened). For some reason much fewer hits come to subsequent albinism posts. Nevertheless, I'm writing another one now to share that I have received news of albinism over three generations. In other words, there is someone whose parents, siblings, spouse, and children are all albinos. Here is the link. Here is a link to the story of albino brothers who married albino sisters, still resulting in only two generations of albinos. In both of these families, the albino marriages were arranged in an environment where it would have been difficult to marry anyone else, and with no thought that the marriages would result in 100% albino children. This was able to happen only in a culture where albinism was so rare that the factors that caused it and passed it on were totally unknown. The one family is Indian Hindu; the other, Pakistani Muslim.

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