News and Events
Below is an incomplete history of events related to the Little Scottish Cluster.
February 21, 2014
By examining the set of 2000 Chromo2 results released by ScotlandsDNA, it was discovered that there were two men who were S3058+, but S424-. This breaks the observed equivalence between S424 and S3058, and positions S3058 between S424 and DF21/S192.
February 19, 2014
ScotlandsDNA releases the data on 2000 of its Chromo2 customers, including 34 S190+ men. This data is summarized on the SNP Discovery page.
October 17, 2013
Steven Colson (an LSC member) tests positive for the SNP CTS1199 in his Chromo2 results. It is also known that Sloan, Wilson, Chambers, Taylor and Williamson members have tested negative for this SNP, clearly indicating it must be downstream of S190. Future testing will be necessary to determine if this SNP is a private SNP, carried only by Steven's close Colson relatives, or if there are other LSC families that carry it as well.
October 4, 2013
The first Chromo2 results come back at ScotlandsDNA. A few new equivalent SNPs are added for S424 and S190. More importantly however, 2 new SNPs, S425 and S3033 are identinified which mark the branch of the LSC with the Chambers, Sloan and Wilson men.
March 31, 2013
Alex Williamson orders the full Y-genome test from FullGenomes. Hopefully in a few months new SNPs will be discovered that will be relevant to the LSC. David Reynolds, who is also within R-DF21, has also ordered the test. Comparison to his results will better determine where the split between his line, and the LSC was made after the founding of R-DF21. A comparison to Jim Wilson's results, if possible, may lead to novel SNPs that will break the LSC into several pieces.
February 10, 2007
The significance of the STR marker DYS590, as it pertains to the LSC, is realized. This is a very stable STR with a low mutation rate. All of the LSC members, have the value 9, while the other R1b men typically have the value 8 with very few exceptions.