Coriell Institute
Chinese in Metropolitan Denver, CO, USA [CHD]

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

Population Chinese in Metropolitan Denver, CO, USA [CHD]
DNA Sample Panel HAPMAPV11
Individual DNA Samples 129
Individual Cell Cultures 129

Population Description

Principal Investigator for Community Engagement and Sample Collection:
Vivian Ota Wang, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. All of the samples are from unrelated individuals who identified themselves as having at least three out of four Han Chinese grandparents.

It is important to include a reference to "Metropolitan Denver, Colorado" when describing the source of these samples. While the individuals who donated samples emigrated from many different locations of China, and while the samples are not genetically "atypical", they were not necessarily drawn to be representative of all Han Chinese people. The samples also should not be seen as representing all people who emigrated from China or all people in China, where there are 56 officially recognized ethnicities. The population should not be described as "Chinese American" out of respect for the expressed wishes of the donor community. The population also should not be described merely as "Asian" or "East Asian", terms that encompass many populations whose ancestors came from places other than China.

After the complete descriptor "Chinese in Metropolitan Denver, CO, USA" has been provided, it is acceptable to use the shorthand label "Denver Chinese" or the abbreviation "CHD" 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 this group of Chinese ancestry individuals 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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