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Latest Newsletter March 2015
paper of "People of British Isles" project
on the paper
BREAKING NEWS : THIS IS OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM MARCH 2015
you know that historical
patterns of people’s movements, from Anglo-Saxon invasions to
those of the
Vikings and Normans, may have an impact on 21st Century medical science?
project began in 2004
when we were given funding by the Wellcome Trust to collect blood
4,500 people from rural populations throughout the British Isles. These
being used to look at the patterns of differences in people’s
genetic make up
around the UK. The project has two purposes, the first to help medical
research, and the second to shed light on ancient migrations within the
As part of this study, we are also interested in
the inherited variation
of facial features. Further
funding from the
Wellcome Trust has been given to return to our volunteers and collect
photographs of their faces, with the aim of identifying genes behind
Your genetics differs from that of your neighbour and this means you may differ in your risk of
have collected blood samples from about 4,500 volunteers from
different rural regions throughout the UK….
first paper with some pilot results came out online in August 2011
and is now out in printed form...
– a genetic map
have some exciting results that we are writing up at the moment
showing, for example, that we can differentiate Devon from Cornwall....
are we getting on with the
As of the end of 2011, we have
collected 3D photographs from
over 800 volunteers, for whom we also have genotype data….
Royal Society Summer
have been chosen as one of 21 projects to be
exhibited at the 2012 Royal
Society Summer Exhibition...
About 3,000 of our samples have
been typed as part of the Wellcome
Trust Case Control Consortium 2, and these
are being used in projects aimed at discovering genes behind a number
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