Kinh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [KHV]

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

Population  Kinh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [KHV]
DNA Sample Panel  MGP00014
Individual DNA Samples  124
Individual Cell Cultures  124

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

Population Description

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

It is important to include a reference to “Ho Chi Minh City” when describing the source of these samples (and to use the abbreviation “KHV” where a shorthand designation is needed). 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.

After the complete descriptor “Kinh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam” has been provided, it is acceptable to use the shorthand label “Kinh Vietnamese” or the abbreviation “KHV” 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 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.


Policies and Guidelines