Cancer Linked to Viking Genes

Guardian Unlimited: Vikings immigrating to Scotland 1,000 years ago may have brought cancer genes with them A report in the British Journal of Cancer reports that Vikings may have brought a gene for cancer to the native British population when they settled in Scotland in the 11th century. This gene was then transferred to Ireland during Elizabethan times. The gene matches a mutation found in Scandinavia and was kept relatively isolated by the clanish societies of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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