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Duration 00:25:50

DNA, family history and the population of the British Isles

Drs Swann and Gleeson cover aspects of DNA testing for family history researchers, with a focus on recent advances. DNA can augment conventional family history and genetic family history will be of increasing importance to medical history. Swann and Gleeson look at ancient DNA, and advances still to be made on DNA sequencing and analysis. There is a limit to what DNA can achieve, but that limit is still some way off.

Dr Maurice Gleeson is a psychiatrist, a pharmaceutical physician, and an avid family history researcher. He discusses autosomal DNA testing and how it can help you break through brick walls in family history research.

Dr Brian Swann has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 40 years and is England and Wales regional co-ordinator for ISOGG, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. He discusses ancient DNA.

We apologise that the first section of this talk on mitochondrial and Y DNA is missing due to a technical fault.