The Santa marker and the richness of Scottish DNA

Somewhere is Scotland exists one man who carries Santa's DNA, the NM46 marker traced to eastern Siberia and to Lapland, Santa Claus's legendary home. The unidentified man, so far the only one recorded in Scotland, may find himself visited by a relative on Christmas Eve.

Other Scotsmen carry interesting markers including those from travelers from northern Africa, Irish kings, Jewish high priests, and even Mongolians. While geneticists gloat over the richness of Scotland's genetic complexity, others ponder how such diverse peoples came to Britain.