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Albinism 3

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Albinism is a defect in melanin pigment that results in absence of color or pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. The word "albinism" refers to a group of inherited conditions. Albinism affects people of all races. One person in 17,000 in the U.S.A. has some type. [1]


  1. "What is Albinism?." NOAH. 2002. NOAH, Web. 29 Oct 2009. .

Comments (20)

rryoung@... said

at 9:38 am on Oct 29, 2009

Interesting setup -- nice and clean web page. Add a picture to add more visual interest.

rryoung@... said

at 9:40 am on Oct 29, 2009

Each page is off to a good start, but needs to be much more in-depth as it relates to content.

Joshua Miller said

at 9:58 pm on Nov 1, 2009

you should put a picture of those two albino guys from the matrix. they r ba

Emily Ryan said

at 10:18 am on Nov 4, 2009

I really like how you put individual pages for each of the types of Albinism it makes it really easy to keep track of the differences between them. I also really like how you have links to all your pages right at the top.

Sarah Lorenz said

at 10:21 am on Nov 4, 2009

I never thought about someone with albinism having a higher risk of getting skin cancer. Because of the lack of melanin and protection from the sun, it makes a lot of sense. Very interesting.

Callie Parker said

at 10:26 am on Nov 4, 2009

I really like the setup of the home page, it made your wiki easy to navigate. I also like the pictures you had of people who suffer from albinism. Before looking at your page I had a certain image in my head of someone with this disorder, and it was a lot different from the image i had pictured.

James Berns said

at 10:28 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like the front page a lot becasue it is very simple. The picture on the front page is also very good and gives you a good visual on what a person with this disease looks like.

Callie Meece said

at 10:38 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like the way that you made your home page with all the links at the top. It was a good idea how you took the time to go into extreme detail on each specific type of albanism instead of just simply grouping them all together. It clarified to me how different types of albanism is linked to different chromosomes instead of just one.

Amanda Jones said

at 10:41 am on Nov 4, 2009

Like Mrs. Young said-it's a very clean wiki. It's easy to navigate and the picture on the front page shows us the difference between what we think albinism is and what it actually is.

Zachary McCormack said

at 10:43 am on Nov 4, 2009

Interesting, I didn't know one was at a greater risk of getting skin cancer by having albinism. I like the basic format of the homepage and the depth of the project. It was nice that not all the links went to external websites.

Nathan Jeffers said

at 10:46 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like how easy it is to navigate on this wiki. Its depth of its pages make it interesting and clean. Good project.

Alysse Gatmaitan said

at 10:49 am on Nov 4, 2009

Having links to all of your pages throughout the wiki was a very good idea. You provided good information and it made it very clear as to what causes albinism.

Joshua Miller said

at 10:59 am on Nov 4, 2009

the melanin discription was good and the pic of skin complimented it well

Alexandrea Schwent said

at 10:10 am on Nov 5, 2009

i didn't know there were 4 different kinds of albinism and what they affect in the body. your pages and different links helped me understand what exactly albinism is.

Tyler Lasky said

at 10:12 am on Nov 5, 2009

I had known that there was pigment missing in the eyes of patients with albinism, but I was not aware that blindness is associated with the disease and that the eyes actually move around rapidly. Good Job.

Amanda Jones said

at 10:21 am on Nov 5, 2009

The absence of Melanin, skin burns easily and creates a major problem for albinos. Skin cancer risks are raised-which makes obvious sense. I never really connected skin cancer and albinism though.

James Berns said

at 10:22 am on Nov 5, 2009

I like the front page a lot becasue it is very simple. The picture of the little boy on the front page is also very good and gives you a good visual on what a person with this disease looks like and some characterstic facial features.

Alysse Gatmaitan said

at 10:37 am on Nov 5, 2009

I really like how you have links to your different pages throughout your wiki. Your hyperlinks to more detailed information make the disease easy to understand. The fact that they go to pages you made with definations instead of another website show how much time you put into your project. One thing I learned about albinism is that eyesight is effected. I always thought albinos just had pale skin and hair. Now i know that their eyes don't align properly, and they sometimes need surgery to correct it.

William Etienne said

at 10:44 am on Nov 5, 2009

The diagrams were filled with great information. I especially liked the skin diagram... But none of these diagrams were your own information so,this wiki was not very thorough... The information was not in depth at all. Its like each link links to another link that is equally as bare.

Ashley Gonzalez said

at 11:10 am on Nov 5, 2009

I didn't know that there were four types of albinism that one could receive, the link to Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome helped me understand more about that particular albinism.... The information was not very thorough i think and was confusing with links to other pages.

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