Gujarati Indians in Houston, Texas, USA [GIH]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 109
DNA: 109
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00018

 Unrelated Individuals:  117 



Shared Samples

The 1000 Genomes Project shares some samples with the International HapMap Collection. The Family Relationships listed above includes those samples that were also part of the HapMap Project which can be found here.

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. All of the samples are from unrelated individuals who identified themselves as Gujarati and reported having at least three out of four Gujarati grandparents. "Gujarati" is a general term used to describe people who trace their ancestry to the region of Gujarat, located in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent, and who speak the Gujarati language. However, no attempt was made to clarify the meaning that donors attributed to their self-reported Gujarati identity.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "Gujarati Indians in Houston, Texas, USA" when describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all Gujarati people, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described merely as "Indian" or "South Asian Indian", since those designators encompasses many communities.

The full population descriptor is Gujarati Indians in Houston, Texas, USA   and the abbreviation is GIH.

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    

  • Richard Sharp - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA