Genetic/Geographical Mobility.

11:56PM BST - Friday, 25 August 2006

Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG

The Federation of Family History Societies, of which we are a member, has drawn our attention to the following study of population movement patterns. Do you qualify to help?

GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATION IN BRITAIN'S GENETIC HISTORY PROJECT

Did 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? 

To investigate this, three Oxford professors have been given funding by the
Wellcome Trust to launch a study to analyse the geographical variation in
Britain's genetic history.

If you have settled in the same rural area as your parents and all four
grandparents and would like to volunteer or learn more about the project,
get in touch with Susan Tonks or Bruce Winney on +44 (0)1865 228 627, by e-mail
susan.tonks@clinpharm.ox.ac.ukbruce.winney@clinpharm.ox.ac.uk, or by post
Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford,
OX2 6HE.  www.peopleofthebritishisles.org

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