The study highlights the relationship between river networks and genetic similarity, as European colonial history was marked by a rapid expansion of borders along the banks of the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries.
Who were the Picts?
“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
“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
Improving The Detection of Inherited Rare Conditions in Scotland
“Having an undiagnosed genetic condition brings a huge amount of worry for those affected but it is our hope that diagnosis through genome sequencing can bring answers and improve the lives of patients and their families.” Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka
Porcini Mushrooms: More than meets the eye
Keaton Tremble and Bryn Dentinger, PhD, have suggested that porcini mushrooms have evolved in surprising ways.
Trade, Community & Relationships: Over 4,000 Years Ago
“By looking into the past with a narrower lens, archaeogenetics can shed more light on how communities and families were organised.”
Papa Westray Viking Graves Reveal 10thC Life in Orkney
Excavated Viking burial grave sites in Papa Westray are set to reveal important new information about 10th Century life in Orkney.
Tracing The First Peoples Of The Caribbean
“We document this remarkable genetic continuity across changes in ceramic style. We talk about ‘pots vs. people,’ and to our knowledge, it’s just pots.”