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Han Chinese South, China [CHS]

The biomaterials currently available for this population are shown in the table below:

Population Han Chinese South [CHS]
DNA Sample Panel MGP00002
Individual DNA Samples 163
Individual Cell Cultures 163

Principal Investigators:
Gao Yang, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Cai Zhi Ming, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shen Zhen, China
Chu Jia You, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Institute of Medical Biology, Yun Nan, China

Group Members:
Li Taosha, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Jiang Fanbo, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Fang Lin, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Tian Zhongming, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Cao Hongzhi, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Wang Hongliang, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Wu Ping, BGI, Shen Zhen, China
Tang Aifa, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shen Zhen, China
Yang Lin, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shen Zhen, China
Zhang Zhongfu, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shen Zhen, China

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from southern Han Chinese individuals living in the Hu Nan and Fu Jian Provinces of South China. All of the samples are from mother-father-adult child trio families who identified themselves as having at least three out of four Han Chinese grandparents.

It is important to include a reference to "Southern China" when describing the source of these samples. Participants were not necessarily chosen to be representative of all Han Chinese people, nor of all people in China, where there are 56 officially recognized ethnicities. The population should not be described merely as "Asian" or as "East Asian", terms that encompass many populations whose ancestors came from places other than China.

After the complete descriptor "Han Chinese South, China" has been provided, it is acceptable to use the shorthand label "Southern Han Chinese" or the abbreviation "CHS" in the remainder of the article or presentation. However, the full descriptor for each population should be provided before the shorthand labels are used; this will help to avoid the risks associated with over-generalization of findings.

It may be scientifically appropriate to pool data from these samples with data from other ancestrally related groups, when the data show that the groups have similar allele frequencies. If the groups all have East Asian ancestry, the designation "East Asian ancestry" (abbreviation: EAA) to describe the combined analysis panel is recommended. If only groups very closely related to the Han Chinese have similar allele frequencies, then another abbreviation may need to be used.

Additional guidance about how to refer to the populations can be found at Guidelines for Referring to the Populations in Publications and Presentations.

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