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November 2, 2016

Scottish Found to Have "Extraordinary" DNA

Gotta love even old DNA stories. According to a 2012 BBC news story, "The Scotland's DNA project, led by Edinburgh University's Dr Jim Wilson, has tested almost 1,000 Scots in the last four months to determine the genetic roots of people in the country."

The study found that Scottish DNA is extremely diverse. The project found that Scotland has almost 100 different groups of male ancestry from across Europe and even further.

A small number of Scots were found to be direct descendants of the Berber and Tuareg tribesmen of the Sahara. This is a lineage known to be over 5500 years old.

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1 comment:

Craig Milne said...

Here is an analysis of that story: