Bengali in Bangladesh [BEB]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 144
DNA: 144
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00022
 Trios:  29
 Parent-Child Duos:  10 
 Unrelated Individuals:  37

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in Bangladesh. All individuals identified themselves as having four Bengali grandparents.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as “Bengali in Bangladesh” when describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all Bengali people, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described merely as “South Asian” or “Bangladeshi”, since both of those designators encompasses many communities.

The full population descriptor is Bengali in Bangladesh  and the abbreviation is BEB.

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

  • Firdausi Qadri - International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Regina LaRocque - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Pardis Sabeti - Broad Institute, Boston, MA