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Media

 

A selection of print and broadcast media coverage is ordered by year and story, including TV and radio series Jim has been involved in.

2013

MS and Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBzlNssMbQA

Vitamin D levels in the Northern Isles are no different from Mainland Scotland

http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2013/08/18/vitamin-d-not-the-sole-cause-of-high-ms-rates-in-northern-isles-says-scientist

Prince William has Indian heritage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRryx_lCF4U

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10120344/DNA-tests-show-Duke-of-Cambridge-has-Indian-ancestry.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2341437/Williams-Indian-ancestry-DNA-tests-future-monarch-clear-genetic-line-country-mothers-side.html

Meet the Izzards

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/08/meet-the-izzards.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21507732

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOXe3hcN3Eg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHqnGRZCpyQ

Launch of Viking Health Study - Shetland

http://www.cphs.mvm.ed.ac.uk/newsevents/newsItem.php?newsID=186

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-21449849

2012

Multiple Sclerosis prevalence study

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/10/orkney-islands-multiple-sclerosis-rate

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-20665182

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/orkney-islands-now-have-worlds-highest-rate-of-ms.19549180

Redhead project

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20237511

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/half-of-all-scots-have-ginger-gene-say-experts-1-2620616

2011

IrelandsDNA launch

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoday/2012/0503/1224315503586.html

First results of ScotlandsDNA project

http://www.scotsman.com/news/arts/scotland-s-dna-descended-from-lost-tribes-and-related-to-napoleon-1-2238030

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-17740638

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/conservation/9211247/DNA-reveals-the-truth-about-Bonnie-Prince-Charlie.html

BritainsDNA launch

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/14/tom-conti-napoleon-bonaparte-genes

Genetics of sleep

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15999489

ScotlandsDNA launch

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/arts/secret_santa_tracing_a_genetic_link_to_lapland_is_one_of_the_many_gifts_in_the_search_for_ancestors_1_2001262

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/features/scotland_s_dna_in_search_of_our_roots_1_1988581

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/features/the_day_i_discovered_that_i_m_an_englishman_1_1988582

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts-blog/scotland_s_dna_land_of_the_britons_1_2025380

Anglesey Bonesetters

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-15628885

Twincredibles

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/24/twins-black-white

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14885513

Cousin marriage not to blame for high rate of Multiple Sclerosis

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Marriage-between-cousins-39not-to.6837846.jp

Genetic Journey talk at Orkney Science Festival

http://twitpic.com/6hfahd

RSE Young Academy of Scotland

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/great-young-minds-join-new-academy-1.1122137

New light on origins of British men

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14630012

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundosalud/2011/08/29/biociencia/1314619379.html

British, More or Less

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012r6z8

The Blood of the Travellers

http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/blood_of_the_travellers.html

http://journalisted.com/article/20bj9

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/dna-study-travellers-a-distinct-ethnicity-156324.html

Gatwick Baby: Abandoned at Birth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/apr/09/gatwick-baby-abandoned-1986

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010fq9r

The Scots: a Genetic Journey

http://www.scotsman.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/Scotland39s-DNA-Who-do-you.6725538.jp

http://www.scotsman.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/Scotland39s-DNA-Who-do-you.6726152.jp

http://www.scotsman.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/Scotland39s-DNA-In-search-of.6726739.jp

http://www.scotsman.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/Scotland39s-DNA-Who-do-you.6727434.jp

http://www.scotsman.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/Scotland39s-DNA-Tartan-export.6728049.jp

http://scotland.stv.tv/history/232623-new-book-traces-scots-genetic-history-to-one-randy-irishman/

http://www.scotsman.com/bookreviews/Book-review-The-Scots-A.6732585.jp

Scottish-Irish genetic links

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/scotland/Secret-link-between-Irish-and.6725169.jp

New vitamin D study in Orkney and Shetland

http://news.scotsman.com/news/More-cash-for-research-into.6694957.jp

Article by Ruth McQuillan in Primary Care Scotland May/June 2011

2010

Genes link body fat and timing of puberty in women

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11795645

180 genes for height

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11437226

Body size and shape: Apples or pears

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/apples-or-pears-it-s-all-in-the-genes-ladies-not-the-diet-1.1060665

Heartbeat genes

http://news.scotsman.com/news/Scots-team-help-identify-genes.6625562.jp

Genes record population history

http://www.scotsman.com/news/DNA-test-reveals-how-your.6630220.jp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-11774422

First Irish genome

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/map-of-scottish-genes-in-one-year-1.1053576

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0907/1224278366129.html

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2010/0907/1224278367050.html

Cholesterol genes

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Scots39-cholesterol-research-could-be.6457709.jp?articlepage=1

Genes predict village of origin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p009x5yk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10520789

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scots-breakthrough-in-helping-families-go-back-to-their-roots-1.1039443

Diabetes genes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10416128

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6991765.ece

Birth weight genes

http://news.scotsman.com/uk/Scientists-discover--link-between.6207667.jp

Chronic kidney disease

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8611312.stm

http://news.scotsman.com/health/Scots-experts-in-kidney-genes.6218985.jp

Fasting glucose

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6991765.ece

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News_Landing_Page/New-genes-linked-to-Type-2-diabetes-identified/

Caithness Vikings

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/166866-caithness-mans-bloodline-traced-back-to-vikings/

http://www.lesleyriddoch.co.uk/2009/05/index.html

Orkney Vikings

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/magnus_linklater/article7100165.ece

2009

Is it Better to be Mixed Race?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkjJdySmUbI

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/is-it-better-to-be-mixed-race

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/is-it-better-to-be-mixed-race/articles/qa-jim-wilson-population-geneticist

Blood of the Irish

http://www.rte.ie/tv/bloodoftheirish/

On the Ocean/Air a’Chuan/ Irish DNA in Scotland

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7976510.stm

Tracing Your Roots

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mg2v2

http://living.scotsman.com/features/Tracing-your-family-with-a.5659415.jp

Ancestry

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/consumer_affairs/article6839769.ece

New ORCADES grant

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7998307.stm

http://www.heraldscotland.com/orkney-study-into-genetic-links-given-boost-of-pound-450-000-1.907616

Feature in University of Edinburgh Annual Review

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2008

Scotland’s Hidden Epidemic: the truth about MS

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7521329.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7508087.stm

The Great British Body

http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/greatbritishbody/thefatgene/default.html

http://www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/scotland/doctor_that_style_queens_trinny_and_susannah_look_to_1_1263126

New gout susceptibility gene

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7283861.stm

Launch of Northern Isles Multiple Sclerosis Study

http://www.heraldscotland.com/study-of-islanders-dna-to-seek-clues-for-a-cure-to-ms-1.880498

2007

Tracing Your Roots

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/tracingyourroots_20070908.shtml

2006

Launch of ORCADES Bone Study

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/5278430.stm

Pictish marker

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article160793.ece

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/3342542/DNA-test-can-detect-Picts-descendants.html

Ui Niell marker

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2006/dec/31/theobserver.theobserversuknewspages1

2004

Launch of ORCADES

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3718458.stm

http://www.orcadian.co.uk/archive/2004/geneticstudy.htm

2001

Blood of the Vikings

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/868479.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1689955.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_of_the_Vikings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5KkDZD4HE

Orkney Vikings

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/10/science/gene-study-shows-ties-long-veiled-in-europe.html


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