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Viking Genes with Professor Jim Wilson

Description of event:

Memorial Lecture

Thu 16th Jan 2020

Starts 19:00 hrs


Shetland Museum and Archives is please to announce our annual memorial lecture for 2020 with Professor Jim Wilson of the University of Edinburgh.

Of Fair Isle heritage, Jim grew up in Orkney and over the last decade he has led two large genetic epidemiology studies in Orkney and Shetland looking at health and genes.

In his lecture, Jim will present some of the latest findings from the Orkney Complex Disease Study and the Viking Health Study – Shetland. Research has shown that 20% of Shetland DNA is traceable to Norwegian ancestors. Join us as we find out more about the research and the intriguing findings as Professor Jim Wilson presents the latest findings.

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