What If All Humans on Earth Had Albinism?

What If All Humans on Earth Had Albinism?
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Albinism, from the Latin "albus," meaning "white," is a group of hereditary conditions with striking results — a dearth and often complete absence of pigment in the eyes, skin and hair.

In the United States, about 1 in every 18,000 to 20,000 people have albinism, according to the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH). Meanwhile, in parts of Africa such as areas within Zimbabwe, as many as 1 in 1,000 have albinism, according to the United Nations. 

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