Baby tale not black and white
By Clare Murphy Health reporter, BBC News

Albinism is relatively common in parts of Africa

A white baby girl with a mop of blonde hair and blue eyes has been
born to black parents living in London. How is this possible?
While there have been several cases of different coloured twins born to
parents with mixed-race ancestry in recent years, Ben and Angela
Ihegboro, who are originally from Nigeria, say they have no such origins
which could explain the phenomenon that is their new daughter Nmachi.
In the case of Nmachi, there are three possible explanations of why she
looks so very different from her older brother and sister, who are both
black: dormant white genes which entered both of her parents' families
long ago, a genetic mutation unique to her, or albinism.
Contrary to reports, doctors at the London hospital where Nmachi was
born say they have not ruled out this recessive disorder which affects skin
pigmentation.
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