Generation Scotland

Latest News

The latest news about Generation Scotland and research using GS resources can be found here.

Scottish Genetic Landscape Echoes the DNA of Past Kingdoms

Orkney standing stones in the sunset
Generation Scotland volunteer data has helped discover that the genetics of people across Scotland today still has similarities to distant ancestors.

Evidence of heart injury found in Generation Scotland volunteers

Researchers suggest a £10 test could be used as an early-warning system to avoid future health problems.

Generation Scotland Joins Wellcome Open Research Gateway

Wellcome Open Research Gateway Website Capture
Generation Scotland recently joined the Wellcome Open Research Gateway. It provides a personalised portal for research groups involved in Wellcome Trust funded research.

102 Genes Found Linked to Depression

Generation Scotland data was used in a study that found 102 genes related to depression.

MHDSS Data Sharing Survey - Get Involved!

Do you use the NHS? This is your chance to take part in a survey to help researchers understand your views on sharing health data for research purposes.

Generation Scotland - Leading the way in biobank data access for research

Generation Scotland is leading the way in biobank data access for research.

Doors Open Day 2018

IGMM building
On 29th September 2018, at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) in Edinburgh, we took part in Doors Open Day!

Celebrating Generation Scotland Participants

As part of the MRC Festival 2018, we held a tea party for a select number of our participants to celebrate their involvement in our research. We could not have managed any of our research without them.

Celebrating Your Contribution to Scottish Cohort Studies

On 10th June 2018 we celebrated our participants contribution to Scottish Cohort Studies at New College, The University of Edinburgh.

Genetics Illuminates the Darkness of Depression

Generation Scotland data helps to identify 44 genetic loci significantly linked to Major Depressive Disorder risk.

Generation Scotland Receives 300th Proposal Application

We are celebrating submission of the 300th proposal received, to work with Generation Scotland data.

GS Executive Member Appointed as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Congratulations to Professor Alison Murray on her election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

GS Founding Member Andrew Morris Awarded CBE

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Morris who has been awarded a CBE for his services to science in Scotland.

15 October: GS at National Museum of Scotland for Science Saturdays

On Saturday October 15, Generation Scotland will participate in the Science Saturday event organised at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Biochemical Materials Available for Research

Samples from Generation Scotland participants are available for further research.

GS publishes 10 year report

In the report, we look at the past, present and future of Generation Scotland.