Tag: genetics

Who were the Picts?

carved stones with Pictish symbols on them in Orkney Musem

“Their unique cultural features such as Pictish symbols and the scarcity of contemporary literary and archaeological sources resulted in many diverse hypotheses about their origin, lifestyle and culture, part of the so-called ‘Pictish problem’.Dr Linus Girdland Flink of the University of Aberdeen

#Cancer Research Reveals Orkney Genetic Link

Prof Zosia is looking straight at the camera. She is in her whites and in her lab surrounded by research materials.

“Many people who have the gene alteration are unaware of it. Not everyone wants to have a genetic test that looks into their future. In the long run we want to make a test available to those with Westray grandparents who want to know if they have the gene variant” Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen