Living DNA working with the world's leading academics, scientists and genealogists at the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) are seeking your help. Together we are looking to map the world's genetic ancestry to the finest scale possible, one where we identify patterns of DNA within countries. Following our collaboration with the academic team involved in the landmark publication "The fine-scale genetic structure of the British population", we are now looking to extend the level of genetic detail throughout Scotland.
Our preliminary research indicates at least 20 regions in Scotland that may have distinct genetic differences. The aim of the project is to confirm whether the proposed genetic boundaries are correct, and redefine them based upon the genetic data submitted by participants that fall within these regions. By participating in this project, you will help us to map the genetic heritage of Scotland and show how we are all connected based on our DNA.