Geneticist Studies Albinos in Africa
Dr. Murray Brilliant, a geneticists based in the United States visits Tanzania and speaks of the genetic condition of albinism, its prevalance in Tanzania which can be as high as 1 in 1,400 with 1 in every 17 persons carrying the gene. Dr. Brilliant also links albinism with some resistance to Hansen's disease (Leprosy) which is still common in parts of sub Saharan Africa.
Newman, Nolly
Albino; Albinism; Genetics; Leprosy; Dr. Murray Brilliant.
Wausau Daily Herald. Accessed July 29, 2010.