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What is Albinism?

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The enzyme produced by the TYR gene, called tyrosinase, is required for the synthesis of melanin pigment. A mutation in the TYR gene causes the most common form of albinism. People with albinism have either a partial or complete lack of pigment, or coloring, in their eyes, skin or hair.
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melanin pigment,what is albinism,chromosome 11,mutation,synthesis
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