New Genetic Mapping Research Reveals Common Ancestry Between Ireland and Scotland

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 9, 2019
 

Co Donegal was found to be the most “genetically isolated” region in Ireland. Ireland and Scotland’s common ancestry has been revealed in the findings of a recent genetic mapping project that spans Great Britain and Ireland.

Published on September 3 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the study entitled ‘The Genetic Landscape of Scotland and the Isles’ presented a “genomic analysis of 2,544 British and Irish, including previously unstudied Scottish, Shetlandic and Manx individuals.”

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