Kinh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [KHV]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 124
   
DNA: 124
   
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00014
   
 
 Trios:  22
   
 Unrelated Individuals:  58
   

 
   
 

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from individuals living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam who identified themselves as having four Kinh Vietnamese grandparents.

Referring to Populations

It is important to include a reference to “Ho Chi Minh City” when describing the source of these samples. These samples were not necessarily drawn to be representative of all Kinh Vietnamese people, nor of all Vietnamese, where there are 54 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 Vietnam.

The full population descriptor is Kinh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The shorthand label is Kinh Vietnamese and the abbreviation is KHV. 

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 Kinh Vietnamese 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.

Principal Investigators

  • Prof Trần Tịnh Hiền - Centre for Tropical Medicine, Oxford Univ. Clinical Research Unit , 190 Ben Ham Tu, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • Dr Sarah J. Dunstan - Centre for Tropical Medicine, Oxford Univ. Clinical Research Unit, 190 Ben Ham Tu, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam