Fàilte Sorcha!

Polydactyly is a congenital abnormality, genetically inherited as an autosomal dominant trait of the Pd gene with incomplete penetrance. Normal cats have a total of eighteen toes, with five toes on each front paw and four toes on each hind paw; polydactyl cats may have as many as eight digits on their front and/or hind paws. Tiger, a Canadian polydactyl cat with twenty-seven […]

My DNA Kit

My DNA kit for the Clan Campbell genetic genealogy study has just arrived. Reading the instructions, suffice it to say, the cheek swabbing you see on TV is bogus. To get a really good sample, the instructions direct one to swab vigorously for sixty seconds, but I guess that’s a lot of valuable airtime for […]

Campbell DNA Project

Having watched the initiative gather a great deal of data over the last few years, I have decided to join the Campbell DNA Project. I have ordered a test kit that will allow for the testing of 37 different genetic markers in my direct male line. The head of the project says that this level […]