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DNA Test Can Detect Picts' Descendants
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-14-2006 | Auslan Cramb

Posted on 08/14/2006 6:17:14 PM PDT by blam

DNA test can detect Picts' descendants

By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent

(Filed: 14/08/2006)

A geneticist has created a DNA test for "Scottishness" that will tell people whether they are direct descendants of the Picts.

The test, expected to cost about £130, checks a sample of saliva against 27 genetic markers linked to some of the earliest inhabitants of Scotland.

Dr Jim Wilson, of the public health sciences department at Edinburgh University, said: "We started this work a few years ago, looking at the Norse component, and we proved that a large proportion of people on Orkney are descended from Vikings.

"Now the markers have moved on massively and we have discovered that we can trace back the component of the indigenous Picts by looking at the unique grouping of their Y-chromosome. We believe that this would have been found only in Scotland."

Scientists were able to isolate the unique Pictish DNA strands from 1,000-year-old bone fragments found in ancient burial grounds


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KEYWORDS: aye; caledonia; can; descendants; detect; dna; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; hootmon; pict; pictish; picts; scotland; scotlandyet; test
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1 posted on 08/14/2006 6:17:14 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
The test, expected to cost about £130
The test is failed by paying this fee instead of being frugal. ;-)

 

2 posted on 08/14/2006 6:18:33 PM PDT by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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MacLOL!


3 posted on 08/14/2006 6:19:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: blam

I didn't pict my ancestors.


4 posted on 08/14/2006 6:19:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: peyton randolph

No, no, being Scotish, I have realized that the test is, if you hagel for a lower fee your Scotish!!


5 posted on 08/14/2006 6:20:29 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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6 posted on 08/14/2006 6:21:12 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: peyton randolph

Oh.....Jute!


7 posted on 08/14/2006 6:21:19 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: blam



This thread is useless without Picts


8 posted on 08/14/2006 6:22:36 PM PDT by grjr21
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To: blam
My mitochondrial DNA has been passed on to two granddaughters. I'm a proud woman.
9 posted on 08/14/2006 6:22:51 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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This sad little lizard told me that he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side.
I did not laugh; people who boast of ancestry often have little else to sustain them.
Humoring them costs nothing and adds to happiness in a world in which happiness is always in short supply.

Lazarus Long


10 posted on 08/14/2006 6:22:53 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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Isn't there an old Pink Floyd song called Grooving With The Picts"?
11 posted on 08/14/2006 6:23:16 PM PDT by tongue-tied (Go Cubs!)
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Several small furry creatures grooving together in a cave with a pict.


12 posted on 08/14/2006 6:25:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: blam

What I'd like to know is how they separate the Pict DNA from the several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a Pict......


13 posted on 08/14/2006 6:25:09 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

May I boast of my descendants without being scooped up into the pile of bores?


14 posted on 08/14/2006 6:25:28 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: blam

I feel a sudden need for a dram & a sporn. Och!


15 posted on 08/14/2006 6:27:29 PM PDT by alarm rider (Those that vote for RINOS knowingly, have already admitted defeat.)
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To: blam

This thread is useless without Picts.


16 posted on 08/14/2006 6:28:22 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: grjr21

LOLOL!


17 posted on 08/14/2006 6:28:53 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: blam

Were the Picts Celts? Were William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Highlanders or Lowlanders? And did the English dislike Lowlanders or just Highlanders?


18 posted on 08/14/2006 6:29:18 PM PDT by Holden Magroin
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To: blam
Burn the village to the ground
doo dah, doo dah
19 posted on 08/14/2006 6:29:25 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: blam

Were the Picts indigenous? The British Isles seem to have gotten wave after wave of peoples from the mainland (Iberia, Celts, Romans, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings, Norman French, Poles, etc.).


20 posted on 08/14/2006 6:29:32 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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