Whole genomes from the population of the Faroe Islands - BMC Series blog



Invited article written by Hannes Gislason for the BMC Series blog.


Hannes Gislason's paper published by BMC Genomics on 23.11.2023.

Period15 Dec 2023

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  • TitleWhole genomes from the population of the Faroe Islands
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBMC Series blog
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    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIn his recent BMC Genomics paper, Professor Hannes Gislason of the University of the Faroe Islands analyses whole genomes from the Faroese population. His study explores SNP heterozygosity, inbreeding, and relatedness over time, which have implications for personalized medicine, genetic disease research, and are of archaeological interest. He estimates that the founding event of the Faroe Islands was between 50-300 AD, potentially 2-3 centuries earlier than previously believed based on archaeological findings.
    Producer/AuthorHannes Gislason
    PersonsHannes Gislason