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The target – to seek out 4,000 people worldwide with at least 2 grandparents from Orkney or Shetland. The purpose – to look at the genetics and health of the volunteers, to better understand what might cause diseases such as heart and eye problems, stroke, diabetes, cancer and others. The methods and project updates – come along and hear more from Dr Shona Kerr of Edinburgh University’s VIKING II research team.

You can watch this free event from here, or if you’d like to join questions and discussion, you can also go direct to it in the Science Festival’s YouTube channel

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