Chinese in Metropolitan Denver, CO, USA [CHD]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 129
DNA: 129
DNA Sample Panel: HAPMAPV11
 Unrelated Individuals:  129



Population Description

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.

Referring to Populations

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" as these terms encompass many populations whose ancestors came from places other than China.

The full population descriptor is Chinese in Metropolitan Denver, CO, USA. The shorthand label is Denver Chinese and the abbreviation is CHD.

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.

Principal Investigator for Community Engagement and Sample Collection 

  • Vivian Ota Wang - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA