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Subject: If albinos don't have melinin, can they get a tan?

Date: Sat Oct 4 17:02:08 1997
Posted by Todd Ritchie
Grade level: 7-9
School: Westney Heights PS
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Area of science: Medicine
ID: 876002528.Me
Being an albino is a result from a lack of melinin which is a pigment 
that makes hair, skin, and eyes change color. Albinos are all white 
with pink eyes because they lack it. Melinin also is what changes the 
color of your skin when you tan. My question is, can albinos get a 

(the way this fits into Medicine is the fact that being an albino 
comes from having both parents carring the albino gene and it 
wouldn't fit anywhere else)

Re: If albinos don't have melinin, can they get a tan?

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