Generation Scotland is a multi-institution, cross-disciplinary collaboration between the Scottish University Medical Schools (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee), associated research institutions and the NHS. Prof David Porteous leads the GS:Edinburgh team which consists of project managers, administrative, IT, laboratory and statistical genetics staff.
The aim of Generation Scotland is to create an ethically sound, family- and population-based infrastructure to identify the genetic basis of common complex diseases. The Generation Scotland concept has been evolving for several years, and now involves three complementary cohorts, the Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS), Genetic Health in the 21st Century (GS:21CGH) and the Donor DNA Databank (GS:3D). Together these projects have recruited more than 30,000 participants to date.
Generation Scotland is establishing multi-disciplinary skills networks in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and health informatics. Social scientists have been involved from the start, conducting a public consultation process and addressing ethical, legal and social issues.
For further information please visit the Generation Scotland website:
|Updated: Mon, 20th June, 2011|