British from England and Scotland [GBR]

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

Population British from England and Scotland [GBR]
DNA Sample Panel MGP00003
Individual DNA Samples 100
Individual Cell Cultures 100

Principal Investigators:
Walter Bodmer, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected in Cornwall and Kent (England) and Orkney and Argyll & Bute (Scotland), as part of a larger ongoing project (The People of the British Isles - A UK Control population). All of the samples are from unrelated individuals who identified themselves as having all four of their grandparents born in the same rural area; each rural area was generally defined as being less than 40 miles apart from the next rural area. These samples can be considered representative of the areas in the UK from which they were collected.

The complete descriptor "British from England and Scotland" should be used the first time these samples are referred to in an article or presentation. After the complete descriptor has been provided, it is acceptable to use the shorthand label "British" or the abbreviation "GBR" in the remainder of the article or presentation.

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 European ancestry, the designation "European ancestry" (EUA) to describe the combined analysis panel is recommended. If only groups very closely related to the British 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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