Generation Scotland


Latest News

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

Study finds new indictors to detemine severity of coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Research, involving Generation Scotland, has found 27 new biomarkers which help to indicate mild and severe forms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Initial results of CovidLife survey released

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We've brought together the results of over 14,000 volunteer responses, to the CovidLife survey, in our first report. Read more about our findings here.

Generation Scotland set to expand thanks to new funding

Thanks to major new funding from the Wellcome Trust our team has expanded and will soon be looking for more volunteers

Link found between synaesthesia and schizophrenia

Grapheme-coloured synaesthesia is a condition where people associate letters and numbers with specific colours. Researchers found this type of synaesthesia to share some of its biology with schizophrenia.

Scottish Genetic Landscape Echoes the DNA of Past Kingdoms

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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

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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.