Generation Scotland

Latest Results

The latest news about Generation Scotland results, research and studies.

New genes linked to longer reproductive lifespan in women identified

Research, including Generation Scotland volunteer data, identifies nearly 300 variations in genes that can affect reproductive lifespan in women

Greater loneliness in young people during lockdown

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Our latest results show that young people age 12 - 17 in the TeenCovidLife project were lonelier than adults in the CovidLife project at all stages of the pandemic.

Long-term inflammation may hold a key to understanding depression

Researchers, based at the University of Edinburgh, found that longer-term inflammation was related to changes in brain structure, which may help shed light on causes of depression.

Ethnic diversity in research identifies more traits related to diabetes

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A large scale genetic study, including our data, has found more regions of the genome linked to type 2 diabetes traits by using volunteer data from all over the world. This is more than if the research had been done on Europeans alone.

TeenCovidLife: Survey 2 Results

Over 2,000 TeenCovidLife volunteers took part in our second survey and our first results are out now. Read about them here.

Rural voices heard as first RuralCovidLife results published

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Over 3,000 people, aged 16-96, from across rural Scotland took part in our RuralCovidLife survey. Find out the results of our survey here.

Five Genes found associated with most severe form of Covid-19

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The new results have helped to identify new potential treatments for Covid-19. Genetic information from over 20,000 Generation Scotland volunteers played a vital role in the findings.

Young people found to have poorer mental health during COVID-19

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Generation Scotland and CovidLife volunteer data supports new findings that certain groups are more at risk of poorer mental health during COVID-19 than others.