It’s our genes that contain crucial information regarding our inherited traits, physical attributes, and inherited health conditions if any. Genetics is the study of genes and hereditary that goes to a molecular level. Whenever a change occurs due to a disease or a physiological process, the genetic makeup is affected. Besides studying genes, their function,…
For some time there has been quite a debate among scholars regarding the origins of the red hair gene. According to some, the gene for red hair is inherent to the Celts, while others claim it to be a genetic trait specific to the Norsemen, being brought to the British Isles during the Viking Age….
While most of the people with a certain knowledge regarding Iceland would consider that the Icelanders are solely descended from the Norse colonists who settled there during the 9th and 10th centuries, it must be mentioned that their genetic structure is not entirely Scandinavian in origin. The contemporary Icelanders are as such descended from both…
Europe has always been a melting pot of a wide range of diverse and unique civilisations, cultures, and languages. Genetic studies clearly reveal those things and showcase the formation of the European nations as we know them today. The peoples of these nations are formed themselves from a mixture of other ethnic groups which once…
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