We couldn't have managed any of our research in Shetland or Orkney without our volunteers. Here you can read about what we've achieved thanks to their help. ORCADES volunteer data helps researchers to understand the positive and negative role of proteins in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Researchers find a protein called lymphotoxin-alpha may play role in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Viking II, a worldwide study of volunteers with ancestry from the Northern Isles of Scotland Methodology of genetically distinct cohort study shows pathway for genomic medicine in population health. A practical checklist for return of results from genomic research Viking Genes' pioneering work helps European researchers to propose pathway checklist for return of genetic results to research participants. Cancer risk gene variant discovered in Orkney Orkney Complex Disease Study (ORCADES) volunteer data has helped to link a variant in the gene BRCA1 to a historic origin in Westray, Orkney. Insights into the genetics of human height ORCADES and Viking Health Study – Shetland volunteer data used in largest ever genetic study helps to identify 12,000 genetic variants associated with height. New technology could uncover links between genetics and obesity A new technology has been tested on the blood samples of 96 volunteers from the Orkney Complex Disease Study (ORCADES). It showed that specific cell surface proteins have genetic links to obesity. Genetic map of protein heritability could unlock our understanding of Covid-19 This latest study maps the genetics of ACE2 - a protein which Covid-19 virus uses to enter the human body. The research included data from 1,000 Orkney Complex Disease Study (ORCADES) volunteers. International siblings study sheds new light on the nature of the genetics of disease Data from groups of siblings – brothers and sisters – including 1,800 of our ORCADES and Viking Health Study - Shetland volunteers, were studied in this international research.